Raymond "Buddy"'s Story
Raymond "Buddy" O'Gwynn, 90, of Beverly Hills, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. He was born on September 3, 1926 in Meridian, Mississippi and moved to Florida in 1957. He proudly served his country during World War II as a United States Marine in the South Pacific Campaign. He retired from Sunbeam Bakery of Lakeland after 37 years as an area sales manager. He was a member of the Fort Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness.
Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Evelyn; two sons, Wayne O'Gwynn (Jane) and Gary O'Gwynn (Bernice), both of Crystal River; two sisters, Mildred Hollingsworth of Silver Springs, MD and Peggy Graham of Haines City; one granddaughter, Debbie Baker of Crystal River; one grandson, Travis O'Gwynn (Savanah) of Northport; one great-granddaughter, Kaley Baker of Crystal River; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with Pastor Marne Palmani officiating. Full military honors were rendered by the Marine Corps Detachment #819. Friends were received at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness on Tuesday at 1 p.m. prior to leaving in procession to the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church.
Published on March 23, 2017