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Roger Lee Rayburn II
Roger Lee Rayburn IIKarateRoger Lee Rayburn II, 38 of Marion, died unexpectedly Monday June 21, 2021 at his home.

He was born March 20, 1983 in Marion to Roger and Kathy (Fultz) Rayburn, his father survives in LaRue. Besides his mom, he was preceded in death by grandparents: Thomas and Joyce Rayburn and Charlene Fultz.

Roger graduated in 2001 from Harding High School, where he played on the baseball team, he was known as a pretty good hitter. He earned a degree in Physical Fitness at Hocking Technical College, he also studied Business Management.

Roger trained Martial Arts all his life, starting at the age of two. He was a 3rd Degree Black Belt in the Art of Shorindo Kempo and one of the main instructors under his father Roger Rayburn I (7th degree Black Belt). Roger competed in many Martial Arts competitions including State, National and World events. He and his father traveled to Hawaii, Mexico and Athens, Greece, where he †earned gold medals in all of them.

Roger and his father spent many hours together, training on the DOJO floor, discussing the philosophy of Martial Arts and its true meaning. They also talked a lot about what was going on in their lives, laughed and did what fathers and sons do. He will be truly missed.

Most of all, Roger loved his children and did everything possible to make sure they had a good life. He had great hopes and dreams for them.

Roger loved music and spent many hours listening to his favorite songs. He also enjoyed video games and watching his favorite sports teams, the Carolina Panthers and North Carolina Tar Heels, he was able to go to some of their games.

A very good athlete, he even participated in MMA for a short time.

Surviving is his father: Roger Rayburn I of LaRue, sister: Terri (Robert) Gottfried of Biloxi, Mississippi, his children: Maille and Zane Rayburn
Nieces: Skylee, Hailana and nephew: Arison Gottfried

Jefferson Cianfa, who was like a brother to Roger growing up and training with him since childhood. Roger also had many close friends in the Karate School, including Jeremiah Sprague and Michael Smith.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 30, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor Tim Pasma will officiate, burial will follow in the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Brenda K Rayburn
Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 5:58 PM

My deepest sympathies in this time of need. Sending all our love and prayers 🙏 from my family to your's. May God see you through this

#2 from: Frank Rayburn and Family
Ashley, Ohio
Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 10:29 PM

Our thoughts snd prayers are with you and your family.

#3 from: Amber
Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 10:02 AM

My sincere condolences to the Rayburn family. Roger was my neighbor for almost 5 years and he was one of the nicest guys Iíve ever met, always willing to help and say hi. One thing that stuck out upon talking to him was how completely proud of his children he was. May God give the family peace.

#4 from: Larry Goodman
Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 11:38 PM

As a next door neighbor, he was a good neighbor to have, always quiet and respectful. The couple interactions I did have with him, he was very nice and polite. The love for his children was definitely expressed as I would see them outside playing!! My deepest sympathies are shared!

#5 from: Robert M Woods II
Marion, OH
Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 9:24 AM

Roger.. was one of my best friends growing up.. I can remember many good times when he lived on Patterson street.. we played alot of sports together growing up..I remember his love for baseball music and martial arts.. I remember him bringing countless trophies and awards to mark Street school .. the games of backyard football and 33.. his passion for music.. u will be missed my brother.. prayers to ya kids and family..

#6 from: Rodney Kauffman
Massillon,  OH
Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 9:42 AM

Our deepest sympathy Roger, Terry and the rest of the Rayburn family, Know that we are here for all of you in this difficult time! May God and all your family and friends help comfort you through this difficult loss...❤🙏 Our deepest sympathy! Rodney,Cathy,Seth and Maddie and the entire  NE-DU-U-KON-TAE KARATE KUNG FU Federation.

#7 from: michelle carruthers
Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 10:09 AM

Iím so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for your family.

#8 from: Amy Brown
Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 9:29 PM


#9 from: Mark Merchant
Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 1:24 PM

Roger, brother. Grieving with you in your loss!

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