CL Raper, 95, a long time Parker County resident, WWII veteran, retired Montgomery Ward truck driver and farmer, passed away at the West Fork assisted living facility in Weatherford on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Funeral arrangements were provided by the Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel with a graveside Celebration of Life followed by burial on Monday, March 16, at 11 a.m. at Memory Gardens - The Valley in Weatherford. CL was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Jack County and was a resident of Parker County from 1957 until his death. CL was preceded in death by Dixie, his wife of 59 years; parents, Thomas and Allie Raper, and sisters, Jewell Stewart and Oleta Wolfe.
He is survived by two sons, Jimmy C. Raper and wife Carolynn of Aransas Pass, and Creede, Colo.; and Jerry Lyn Raper and wife LaDawna of Poolville. CL was a grandfather to Mathis Lyn Raper, Bobbie Jean Horton, Tyler Handley, Lenny Ann Kucenski, Rebecca Temple, Sam Tishler, and Jon Mark Raper. He is also survived by nine great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and several caring friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the American Kidney Fund at www.kidney.org.