Norman George Rayburn, age 86, of Jackson, passed away on July 3, 2018 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on March 30, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Homer and Beatrice (Lestor) Rayburn.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Rayburn; a brother, Homer Lee Rayburn and a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Greer.
Norman graduated from Jackson High School in 1950. Shortly after he was inducted into the United States Army and served for two years during the Korean Conflict. After receiving his Honorable Discharge he attended the University of Rio Grande where he received a Bachelors Degree in Education.
Norman worked as a school teacher, starting his career at Hamilton Elementary School in Jackson. He then started teaching at Londonderry Elementary in Ross County, then moved to Harrison Elementary where he taught 5th and 6th grade for several years along with being the Head Teacher of the school. After Harrison Elementary was closed, he then taught at Richmond Elementary until he retired after a total of 38 years. He loved teaching and considered all of his students his “kids”.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris (Claar) Rayburn; a son, David (Dawn) Rayburn; a brother, Paul Rayburn; a sister-in-law, Sue Ann Claar; special nephew, Jon (Rebekah) Rayburn; special cousin, Linda (Jim) Bondurant-Anzelmo; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Andrew Christman officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 10th from 4-8 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson.
Condolences may be sent to www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com.