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Bill Raney

February 11, 2012

Bill Raney, 82, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Ken McIntosh, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating.
Bill was born Jan. 24, 1930, in Lubbock, Texas, to Oddie and William Raney. He was a resident of Big Spring for more than 75 years. He attended Tarleton and Texas Tech Universities. He began working for Texas Electric in 1953 and retired from TXU May 1, 1985. He married Eddie Thomas on Oct. 3, 1985, in Big Spring. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Korea. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Bill is survived by his wife, Eddie Raye Raney of Big Spring; two daughters: Kathleen Sanford and husband Dale of Dallas and Vickie Perry and husband Allen of Big Spring; two sons: Carl Railsback of Big Spring and Gerald Railsback and wife Paula of Azle; four grandchildren, A.J. Perry, Brandy Pace, Kevin Railsback and wife Jennifer and Brandy Gentry and husband Derrick; six great-grandchildren: Audrey Floyd, Lainey Gentry, Jude Gentry, Morgan Owens, Allie Jo Owens and Hatcher Railsback; and his mother-in-law Earline Davidson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, in 1984; one son, William Carl Raney in 1982; and a great-grandson, Alex Gentry.
Pallbearers will be Carl Railsback, Gerald Railsback, Allen Perry, Dale Sanford, Jordan Aguilar and Ethan Aguilar.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at
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