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Raymond Ralph Secrest

January 10, 1937 — November 29, 2021

Raymond Ralph Secrest

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Raymond R. Secrest passed away on November 29, 2021, at 9:54am with his wife by his side after a long battle with COPD and dementia. He was born in Hollywood, Fl and attended South Broward High School. After high school he joined the service and went on to be a C-W4 Warrant officer and a chopper pilot. Mr. Secrest spent 23 and a half years in the US Army, doing two tours in Vietnam and earning many medals. He was also a faithful Lutheran. He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Bell Secrest; mother, Willa Mae Secrest Reddish; a son, Michael Ray Secrest; daughter, Janneth Jane Wright; and sister, Helen Mae Roberts.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 35 years, Betty Secrest; 2 sons, Raymond K. Secrest of MI and Steven (Violet) Secrest of Starke, FL; stepchildren, Leisa Green and Theresa (Mitchell) Gainey of Brooker, FL; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends for a visitation from 11:30am to 12:30pm Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Archer-Milton Funeral Home. A service with full military honors will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2:30pm. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 www.ArcherFuneralHome.com

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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Burial

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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Jacksonville National Cemetery

4083 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218

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