ADRIAN – I. J. Raper, age 94, of Adrian, passed away May 30, 2017, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.
He was born February 11, 1923, in Alabama to Veto and Liz (McCarley) Raper. On June 14, 1942 he married Sue Nell Barnwell and she preceded him in death. I. J. was a member of the Church of Christ where he served as a greeter for 25 years. He had worked at Stubnitz Greene Company and then Hoover Ball Bearing for 30 years until his retirement in October of 1982. He enjoyed bowling.
I.J. is survived by one daughter, Anita Joyce (Raper) Schneider of Cement City (Silver Lake), MI; two grandchildren, Dusty (Sandy) Schneider and Melissa Richard all of Brooklyn ; and four great-grandchildren, Nicole and Jeff Schneider and Nathan and Samara Richard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Nell, parents, five brothers, one sister, and one son-in-law, Larry Schneider.
Funeral services for I.J. will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Adrian Church of Christ with Pastor Tim Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 1. 2017. from 3-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will also be held on Friday, June 2, 2017, beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the Adrian Church of Christ.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Adrian Church of Christ. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.