Raymond Vanderpool, age 70, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 16, 1949, in Richland County, Ohio, to the late Newton and Ethel (Lawson) Vanderpool. He was an Assistant Moderator at the Little Ruth Old Regular Baptist Church and the Family of Love Old Regular Baptist Church. He was an US Army Veteran during the Vietnam War. Raymond loved old hot rods, John Deere Tractors and he was a pilot and loved to fly.
He is survived by his son, Skip Vanderpool of Centerville, VA; 2 brothers, Roy (Diana) Vanderpool of Willard, OH and Larry Vanderpool of VA; 3 sisters, Ellaree Collins, of Marion; Susie Vanderpool of Willard; and Joanne (Charles) Nickles of Plymouth and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Newton and Ethel Vanderpool; 4 brothers, Bobby Jay Vanderpool, Bill Vanderpool, Jim Vanderpool and Don Vanderpool and a brother-in-law Eurmlee Collins.
Due to COVID-19, the calling hours and funeral service have been canceled at this time, and there will be a memorial service at a later date. There will be a private graveside service on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 12:30 pm, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to his family for expenses or to Little Ruth Old Regular Baptist Church or Family of Love Old Regular Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Ron and Grace Branham and family - Mar 20, 2020
So sorry to hear about Ray. Seems only a few days ago we were in school together. We love the family very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.
Newman & Darlene King - Mar 20, 2020
Sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He is soaring with the angels now. RIP Ray
Mari Seasly - Mar 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you
Brother Kelly Reed and daughters - Mar 19, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Ray very much and he will be missed. May God be with you in this time.
Bro. larry and Sis. Patsy Newsome - Mar 19, 2020
Dear Family of Bro. Raymond. God will strengthen you all is our thoughts and our prayers. We loved Bro. Raymond and his church family loved him as well.
Michael and Kathy Slone - Mar 19, 2020
Love and Prayers for the Vanderpool Family and all of his friends and loved ones . Surely our loss here is heaven's gain as he lived in hope of eternal life promised by a God that cannot lie. In deepest sympathy the Slones
Linda doster - Mar 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Was a good friend and an awesome classmate.
Kenneth Edgeson - Mar 18, 2020
I knew who he was and just said hi to him a couple of times. Come to find out he was my moms(Eva) cousin!
Addie and Bob Langley - Mar 18, 2020
Our love and prayers for the Vanderpool Family. We cannot attend the services for Raymond but we will be there in thoughts and prayers. It is so very painful to lose a family memeber. May each of you feel comfort and peace in God's
Joyce Lockhart - Mar 18, 2020
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of Raymond.
What an inspiration he was to all of us, here in Florida at the Myrtle Baptist church.
He will be truly missed by all of us who had the pleasure to met and love him.
His journey on earth may be over, but his heavenly award is now his forever.
Clarence & Nancy Ousley - Mar 18, 2020
I am so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of my best friend and pal as we were growing up as little boys. How dearly our parents were such close friends thru the church and we were just drawn together from their friendship. Even though we rarely got together or saw each other as we grew older the friendship never died. May your family be blessed with Gods love thru this sad time and may you rest peacefully dear friend and pal....
Lykins family - Mar 18, 2020
Angie, DeeDee, Tonya & family we are so sorry to hear of your uncles passing. May you find comfort in your memories. Sending our love and prayers to you and your families during this difficult time.
Lori Berberick-Steichen - Mar 18, 2020
I am soooo sad hearing this and reading this....sooo many good times with Ray back in the days....I will treasure those and keep them with me a lifetime....to his family my heart breaks. Sending my LOVE to you all and my thoughts to you at this time.
Kathy (Parrigan)(Collins) Kilgore - Mar 18, 2020
May all the blessings God has to give bless this family that I dearly love. Before Ray moved to Florida we used to run into each other and have good talks about the church, our upbringings and the Lord. I hadn't seen Ray for tens of years until he came back to Plymouth and I ran into him at the grocery store. He told me he had cancer but God was going to reward him for all the suffering he had to do here on Earth. The entire Vanderpool family has mine and Tim's condolences. We love you in the Lord. Kathy
John pogue - Mar 18, 2020
Will forever be in my heart.will never forget my best friend.
The Nash Family - Mar 18, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May God bless you and keep you in his loving arms.
Sister Miriam Barney - Mar 17, 2020
Bro. Raymond was a great help and blessing to our churches in Florida. Our loss is heaven's gain.
Bill Tuttle - Mar 17, 2020
Love this family! Long time friends of my dad and mom.
Rick Salisbury - Mar 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss may god wrap his loving arms around you in this time of sorrow.
Ronald Keith Slone - Mar 17, 2020
May the Lord Bless this Family ...concerning Brother Ray...another soldier gone home...A race run very well...a crown of victory gained... on his last breath...a whisper..." FINALLY BRETHREN "
Belinda Slone Elliott - Mar 17, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I was glad to see him a few months ago. God bless this whole family whom I love dearly.