Robert C. Raynor, MD

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Robert Cook Raynor, MD, died at the University of Virginia Hospital on December 27, 2017.

He was born at the University of Virginia Hospital on April 12, 1930, a son of the late John William Raynor and Mazie Cook Raynor.

Dr. Raynor is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shirley Raynor; a sister, Betty Anne Pittman; four children and a step-daughter, Linda Andary of Afton, Steve Raynor of Charlottesville, Janet Tate of Pennsylvania, Robin Kidd of California, and John William Raynor II of Scotland; nine grandchildren, Jackie Garland, Tamr Andary, Austin Raynor, Sean Raynor, Natalie Raynor, George Raynor, Tara Mease, Jacob Kidd, and Jared Kidd; and six great-grandchildren.

Dr. Raynor graduated from Albemarle County’s McIntire High School, the University of Virginia, and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He maintained a family medical practice in Afton for more than fifty years. For many of those years, he made house calls and delivered babies, sometimes in combination.

He was a long-time member of the faculty at the University of Virginia Medical School, and he was an active member of Rodes United Methodist Church. He served on the Nelson County Planning Commission (when Wintergreen was initially approved), on the Nelson County School Board, as the Nelson County Medical Examiner, and as a founding Director of Peoples Bank of Nelson. He continued to serve as the medical director for Lovingston Health Care and Shenandoah Nursing Home for two years beyond his retirement in his 80’s.