Rev. Rabun was born May 7, 1925, in Louisville, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late James Robert Rabun, Sr. and Macy Lavonia Terry Rabun; his wife, Charlotte Dixon Rabun; and a brother, James Robert Rabun, Jr. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Army. Before retiring, he pastored many churches with the South Georgia United Methodist Conference. He was also a member of Boiling Springs United Methodist Church. Rev. Rabun passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at the age of 89.
He is survived by his son, Lamar (Pat) Rabun, Jr. of Thomasville; two daughters, Sheila (Jerry) Johnson of Garfield and Betty (Emory) Phillips of Ellaville; two brothers, Sam Rabun and William Rabun; and a sister, Mary Gibson, all of Louisville; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel with interment following at Boiling Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Barbara Nelson and Rev. Myron Wise officiated.