Wayne Tyrone Raper, Sr., 75, of Lee Co., GA passed away Monday, September 12, 2022 at his residence. Graveside Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Swearingen Family Cemetery, Byromville, GA. Mr. John Pasto and Mr. Jimmy Lockerman will officiate.
Wayne was born in Byromville, GA and was a graduate of Vienna High School. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the Army.
He spent his working years working in electricity as a certified master electrician with rural electric co-ops. He started at Middle GA EMC in Vienna, GA and then Pataula EMC in Cuthbert, GA and retired with Mitchell EMC in Albany, GA. After his retirement until his final days he proudly served nationally with Storm Services. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Franklin Raper and Evelyn Dorsey Raper, a daughter, Keeli Rae Raper, a brothers, Jerry Raper, Tony Raper, Sr., a sister, Patricia Raper, and nephews, Jeffrey Raper and Tony Raper, Jr.
He was a loving and caring Daddy to his children and a wonderful Pop to his grandchildren.
Survivors include his loving wife, Gale Lockerman Raper, daughter, Shelby Conley and husband Kevin all of Lee Co., GA, a son, Wayne Tyrone Raper, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, Albany, GA, sister, Suzy Pasto and her husband John, Cochran, GA and two grandchildren, Wrenn Conley and Baldwin Conley and numerous nieces and nephews.