James Stanley Raby born October 14, 1929 and passed away July 10, 2017. Loving husband of Nita Raby for 61 years, father to Carol (Dennis) Dodel and Jane (James) Groebl, grandfather of Sean (Brandy), Amanda (Francisco), Erin, Laura (Josh), and Jimmy (Becky), great-grandfather of Elise, Justin, Dean, Amelia, and Oliver, and a friend to many.
Jim was a veteran of the army and served during the Korean Conflict. After that he worked for the Defense Mapping Agency for 30 years. He was a member of the Webster Groves Garden Club. He and his wife Nita volunteered at the St. Louis Zoo. He was also an Elder, Deacon, and Santa’s Elf at the Affton Presbyterian Church. He loved to travel and take the family to Disney World. He always had a corny joke to tell. He loved everything dogs, cats, birds, hippos, gardening, nature, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was gentle and loving and always ready for the next meal.
There will be a visitation on Saturday July 15th from 9:00-11:00 with a service starting at 11:00 in the chapel of St. Louis Cremation, 2135 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103.
Donations to the St. Louis Zoo or Affton Presbyterian Church in his memory are appreciated.