William Taft Raper Jr.

Dec. 19, 1932-Jan. 30, 2024


William Taft "Bill" Raper Jr., 91, of Concord, North Carolina, passed away Jan. 30, 2024.

Bill was born Dec. 19, 1932, in Concord, North Carolina, and was the son of William Taft Raper Sr. and Geneva Raper Propst.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Shirley; brothers, Calvin and Clyde; and sister, Francis Hollar.

Survivors include his sons, Charlie (Kim) Raper, of Mooresville, North Carolina, Chip (Jeanne) Raper, of Denver, North Carolina; daughter, Holly (Ron) Smith, of Sparta; brothers, Fred and Whitey Propst; and

The family hosted a graveside service at 2 p.m., March 9, 2024, at Howell Cemetery. Tim Weaver officiated.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.