Raymond Carroll Braun Jr.

Published 10:45 am Monday, July 3, 2017

Raymond Carroll Braun Jr. died on on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1947 in Baltimore, Md. to the late Eloise Page (Perry) Braun and the late Raymond Carroll Braun Sr.  He was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Hallie Perry.

Survivors: his wife of 28 years, Lynette Smith Braun; and 3 sisters, Marcia Adams, Yvette Dziewanowski (Rick) and Mona Claypoole (Gary); his step-father, Don Urie,  as well as many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Woodlawn Senior High in 1965, and was in the US Army from 1967 to 1971, where he learned the Swahili language. For many years, Ray and Lynette headed up a volunteer team in Hershey, Pa. that brought the Family Life Weekend to Remember Marriage Conference to that area.  Helping to heal marriages and families was one of his passions. He retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2008, where he worked in the Department of Environmental Protection.  In April of 2008, he and Lynette moved into their retirement home in Smith Mountain Lake. He was a woodworker and made several items for their home.  He enjoyed boating, fishing, shooting and hunting. He was known for his sharp intelligence and could converse on a variety of subjects. His quick wit and sense of humor were appreciated. He was a member of Covenant Fellowship Church in Moneta, where he and Lynette have attended for several years.

Memorials: Family Life, 4800 Ranch Drive, Little Rock, AR  72223.