John Henry Rabon Jr.

John Henry Rabon, Jr.
May 24, 1927 – May 23, 2019

1927

John Henry Rabon, Jr. was born May 24, 1927 in Blaney, South Carolina, a son of John Henry Rabon, Sr. and Edith Blanche Summer Rabon.

1930

John H Raban Jr. was counted in the census on 09 May 1930 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 2-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, John H Raban; his mother, Edith B Raban; and his siblings, Jessie M Raban, Mattie L Raban, Mary E Raban, Helen E Raban, Adell M Raban, Blanche V Raban, William T Raban.

1940

John Rabon was counted in the census on 14 May 1940 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 13-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, John Rabon, his mother, Blanche Rabon; and his siblings, Mary Rabon, Helen Rabon, Adelle Rabon, Virginia Rabon, and Stanley Rabon.

1945

On 13 Aug 1945, John H Rabon, Jr., was mentioned in the United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

1966

On August 25, 1966, John Henry Rabon Jr. was mentioned as an active pallbearer in the obituary of E. H. O’Quinn.

1993

On August 1, 1993, John Rabon, Jr., was mentioned as a living son in the obituary of Blanche Summer Rabon.

2007

On September 17, 2007, John Henry Rabon, Jr., was mentioned as a living brother in the obituary of Mattie Lucille Rabon Branham.

2009

On July 17, 2009, John Henry Rabon, Jr., was mentioned as a living brother in the obituary of Mrs. Jessie R. Catoe Higgins.

On September 18, 2009, John Rabon was mentioned as the living brother in the obituary of Blanche Virginia Rabon Monroe.

2010

On June 17, 2010, John H. Rabon Jr., was mentioned as a living brother in the obituary of Master Sgt. William Stanley Rabon Sr., U.S.A.F. (Ret.).

On August 7, 2010, John Henry Rabon Jr., was mentioned as a living brother in the obituary of Mary R. Hudson.

2013

On October 22, 2013, John Rabon was mentioned as a living husband in the obituary of Barbara Hall Rabon

2019

He died on 23 May 2019 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA.  He was buried on 01 Jun 2019 in Lee, South Carolina, USA at High Hill True Light Cemetery.

John Henry Rabon, Jr. of Elgin, South Carolina | 1927 – 2019 | Obituary

John Henry Rabon, Jr, 91, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 23, one day shy of his 92nd birthday.

John was born in Blaney (now Elgin), SC.   John defined integrity, humility and a spunky, fun-loving spirit.

John attended NC State University and answered a call into service during World War 2, serving in the US Army in Germany and later in the US Army Reserves rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel.  John was also a member of the South Carolina National Guard, from which he retired in 1970.

John served his country with the Civil Service in the Office of Resource Management at Fort Jackson, SC for 43 years.

After retiring from Fort Jackson, John volunteered at the Red Cross working at the Moncrief Army Hospital where he won countless honors and awards for his deep empathy of those in time of need.

John took much  pride in his vegetable garden and enjoyed his beautiful flowers , taking on his children, sons-in-law and grandchildren in a game of basketball, or anything that could be competitive,  showing off his significant athletic prowess…even if it was a hook shot as he tossed trash into the waste basket across the room.

John’s greatest love and highest priority was for his family.  John was predeceased by his devoted wife of 58 years, Barbara Hall Rabon.  John is survived by his 4 children, John H. Rabon, III, Harriet R. Goldsworthy, Karen R. Fletcher and Donna R. Rich, their spouses, his 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, cousins and many nieces and nephews.  In addition John is survived by 1 sister, Adele Rabon Kelly.

John was predeceased by his parents, John Henry Rabon & Blanche Summer Rabon, 5 sisters and 1 brother. 

Many special times with family at his home in Elgin and in Blowing Rock, NC create wonderful memories for the family.

The family wishes to extend its heartfelt appreciation to the remarkable team at Pinedale that loved him so well!  The family also appreciates John’s many relatives and friends who visited and helped care for John over the past few years.

Visitation at Kornegay Funeral Home will be Friday, May 31st from 6pm to 8pm. A funeral service will be held at High Hill True Light Church in Lucknow on Saturday, June 1st at 3:00 pm. 

Memorials may be made to American Red cross, https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html.

Kornegay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2020

On October 6, 2020, John Henry Rabon, Jr., was listed as the deceased brother in the obituary of Mrs. Adele Rabon Kelly.

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