Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Raymond "Papa" Null (January 6, 2012)

Raymond "Papa" Null, 87, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2012 at Heartland of Greenville. He was born on July 7, 1924 in Darke County to the late Carl and Madge (Silverthorne) Null.

Raymond retired from General Motors after 30 + years of service. He loved to fish, hunt, tinker around the house, gardening, working on his lawn and enjoyed being outside in nature. He was a man that loved to put others before himself. Raymond was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and a past member of the American Legion. He served his country honorably in the United States Army in WWII, receiving the Purple Heart.

In addition to his parents, Raymond is preceded in death by his loving wife, Donna Lou (Beam) Null and two brothers, Bob Null and John Null.

Raymond is survived by his daughter, Molly and Jaime French of Greenville; a brother, Carl Null Jr. of Greenville and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service for Raymond will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 11 A.M. at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. He will be honored by the Darke County Honor Guard for his faithful service to our country. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Family request that A donation be made to the Amputees in Motion Support Group or the Disabled American Veterans in lieu of flowers. Raymond was a casual man and his family request casual attire to the funeral service.

Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com.