MOUNT VERNON — Raymond E. Thibaut, 83, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at The OSU Wexner Medical Center. He was born in Mannington, W.Va., on Jan. 13, 1931, to the late Adhemar and Evelyn (Moore) Thibaut.
Raymond was a realtor in Knox County for more than 40 years and retired from Real Estate Showcase. He was a member of the Knox County Board of Realtors. He loved working with Amish clients in real estate and valued their hard work ethic, sense of community, and appreciated their craftsmanship in woodworking. Raised in West Virginia, he came to Mount Vernon in 1966 as a glass cutter for Pittsburgh Plate Glass. He served in the Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954 and received a Good Conduct Award for Meritorious Service. A devoted sports fan, Raymond loved the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Indians. He enjoyed watching the games on TV and would watch multiple games at the same time without missing a beat. He and his youngest son enjoyed attending games together. In his younger years, he enjoyed fixing tube TVs and radios.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen (Hardman) Thibaut; two sons, Raymond D. (Becky) Thibaut of Kenton, and Doug (Rev. Diane Cook) Thibaut of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Linda (John) McBride of Spring, Texas; six grandchildren, Katy and Molly Thibaut, J.P., Meredith, Daniel and Laura McBride; two sisters, Louise Rosalie Sommerville and Dolores (Andy) Brain; and niece, Lisa (Pat) Sherren; two nieces and two nephews.
Along with his parents, Raymond is preceded in death by an infant brother.
Calling hours will be at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a funeral service following. Pastor Scott Sharps of Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene will be officiating.
The family will receive friends on Friday, from 10 to 11 a.m., with a funeral service following at the Amos and Carvelli Funeral Home in Nutter Fort , W.Va. Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Pilot Dogs, 625 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215, in honor of his buddies, Mack and Holly, “The Wonder Dogs.”
To view this obituary or leave the family a private condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
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