Robert L. Rayl – Obituary

By  | October 10, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home

 Robert L. Rayl, 84, of Whiteville

Services for Mr. Rayl will be announced as they are arranged.

Mr. Rayl passed from this life Sunday afternoon, October 7, 2018 at McNairy County Healthcare Center in Selmer.

He was born in Hutchinson, KS, the son of the late Arthur Clyde Rayl and Oma Mae Smith Rayl. He married JoAnn Pifer on April 19, 1956 and they had two sons, Michael Lee and Stephen Jay Rayl. Mr. Rayl was preceded in death by his wife and sons.

He worked as a pipefitter and was a member of Pipefitters Union Local 641 in Memphis. A Baptist in belief, he had attended New Bethel Baptist Church near Middleton and, most recently, Trinity Baptist Church in Bolivar. Mr. Rayl supported the Lord’s Work in any way he could and aided the local Loaves and Fishes program. As his health permitted, he enjoyed doing yard work and working in his shop in his leisure time.

Mr. Rayl is survived by a sister, Marilyn J. Tarvin of Ft. Myers, FL; and several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

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