Paul Eldridge Raybin passed away from Alzheimer’s at the age of 69 on Friday, June 11, 2021.Paul passed at home, surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born on July 27, 1951 to the late William Raybin and Veda Raybin in Memphis, TN. Paul graduated from Texas Tech University, with a B.S. in Accounting, and then obtained his Masters in Taxation from The University of Texas. Paul earned honorable recognition throughout his entire life. The Order of the Arrow bestowed the “Vigil Honor” to him for years of exceptional service and commitment to the community and Scouting. Additionally, Paul was a highly decorated Special Agent for the US Department of Treasury, receiving multiple awards.
Paul truly believed in living to the fullest and wholly embraced each new adventure or activity. The sky was not the limit for Paul, whether it be running 10ks, triathlons’, or mountain biking. On vacations, he was always on the move. He was a Master Scuba Diver and traveled to explore the oceans of the world. Even in retirement, he joined the Cape Fear Men’s Club to continue his love for biking, fishing, target shooting, and bowling with other thrill seekers.
Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, parents-in-law, his sister, Rebecca, and his best friend, Beatty. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Linda McAninch, and their two children, Nate Raybin and Rachel Raybin, as well as his brother, David Raybin. He also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and life-long friends.
Paul was confirmed into the Episcopal Church and was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church. A gathering to celebrate Paul’s life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Tidalwalk Clubhouse (1810 Cupola Dr.), in Wilmington, NC.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Nourish NC, the Food Bank CENC at Wilmington, Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army Angel Tree, or to an Alzheimer’s-centered program of your choice.
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