MITCHELL Claude Allison Rayhill, 86, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at Hospice House IU Health Bloomington.
Born November 30, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Herschel and Ida (Dye) Rayhill. His first marriage was to Agatha McPherson October 28, 1944. He married Shirley Ann (Higgs) Haley April 3, 1970, and she preceded him in death in March 13, 2005.
He was a Staff Sergeant in the U. S. Army, and served in Okinawa during World War II. Claude was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.
He retired from GM Powertrain with 18 years of service, was a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1944, and a member of the Living Waters Church of God.
Terry Rayhill, Mitchell
Jerry Rayhill, Bedford
Claude (Jolene) Rayhill, Jr., Mitchell
Jennifer Carter, Elkton, Kentucky
Chad (Kristi) Rayhill, Mitchell
Rick Haley, Mitchell
Debra Victor, Naples, Florida
Jeff Haley, Mitchell
Michelle (Larry) Magruder, Whiteland
Betty Rainey, Mitchell
16 great grandchildren
1 great great granddaughter
Gary (Diane) Rayhill, Mitchell
Ernie (JoAnn) Rayhill, Bakersfield, California
Larry Rayhill, Elkart
His parents; wife; sister, Sue West; and brothers, Virgil and Charles Rayhill; and grandson, Ronald Paul “RJ” Victor II in 1999, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 Tuesday, May 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating.
Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Hospice House IU Health Bloomington