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Raymond L. Borders

January 16, 2022

Raymond Leander Borders, age 99, of West Jefferson, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, evening, January 16, 2022, surrounded by his family.

He was born on August 12, 1922, to Arthur Borders, Sr., and Oretha (Fraley) Borders in Ulysses, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 66 years, Rowena Borders, son Claude Borders, and five brothers and three sisters.

Raymond was a proud World War II Army Veteran. He valued his service highly and attained the rank of sergeant/ As part of his service, he was a communication and squad leader with the 301st Infantry Regiment and the 94th division in England, France, and Germany. He received the Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, Army Combat Infantry Marksman Medal, The EAME Campaign Medal with 3 stars, and Good Conduct Medal.

Raymond worked at American Standard for 20 years, and then International Harvester from which he retired.

He was a member of the Church of God and was a charter member of VFW Post 7005 of West Jefferson.

Raymond is survived by daughters: Sandra (Dennis) Gates, Linda Bales; son: Michael Borders; grandchildren: Heather Gates Saddler, Matthew (Nicole) Gates, Andrew (Erika) Bales, Brooke (Ryan) Hathaway, Clay (Lyndsey) Bales, Gregory, and Kelly Borders. He is also survived by his loving caretaker Zelma Cassady and special friends Marc and Leona Schmauch. In addition, he leaves behind many great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.

The family will welcome friends for visitation on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., at the RADER-McDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 1355 W. MAIN STREET, WEST JEFFERSON, OH, 43162.

The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor George Jordan officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson, OH.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

RADER-MCDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME

1355 W Main St, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

RADER-MCDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME

1355 W Main St, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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