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William Taft Raper, Jr.

December 19, 1932 — January 30, 2024


William Taft "Bill" Raper, Jr., 91, of Concord, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2024.


Bill was born December 19, 1932 in Concord, North Carolina to the late William Taft Raper Sr. and the late Geneva Propst.

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


The family will have a private graveside service to honor Bill's life.  


Survivors include son, Charlie (Kim) Raper of Mooresville, NC, son, Chip (Jeanne) Raper of Denver, NC, son, Chuck (Kim)Raper of Lyman, SC, daughter, Holly (Ron) Smith of Sparta, TN, brothers, Fred and Whitey Propst, many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Raper family.

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