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Cecil Raymond 1942-2019

Newburgh, IN - Cecil Raymond, Jr., 76 of Newburgh, IN passed away August 24, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital after a short illness. He was born in McHenry, KY on November 1,1942 to the late Stella (Hert) Raymond and Cecil Raymond, Sr. As he liked to say, "I'm a simple boy from Kentucky."

As a man of righteousness, his life and career modeled around studying the Word, being in the Word, and living the Word. He was a dedicated and God-fearing leader who impacted thousands of young lives through his role as a teacher, coach and administrator. A graduate of Central High School in 1960, he continued his love of football and played at the University of Evansville. His career started as a teacher and football coach at Huntingburg High School and continued at Paoli High School. In the early '70's, he began his first administrative position at Washington High School and in 1975 he became a Castle Knight where he continued his career as a dedicated leader and role model. He was an active member of Newburgh United Methodist Church for 44 years. When he wasn't attending his grandchildren's events, he loved to fish, take daily trips to Sonic for a Diet Cherry Coke, and drive by the river.

He was married to the love of his life for 51 years, Patrice (Toney) Raymond; loving father to daughters, Allison Novak (Dave), Andrea McKinney (Ryan), and Alisa Raymond-Knapp; and proud grandfather to Brenna and Abby Novak, Avery, Cade, and Trey McKinney, and Cecilia and Callie Knapp.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Newburgh United Methodist Church, 4178 Hwy. 261, Newburgh, IN, officiated by Rev. Craig Duke, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Alexander Newburgh Chapel and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Castle Senior Scholarship Fund in memory of Cecil Raymond.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.


From the 1970 & 1971 WHS Yearbooks: Cecil Raymond, Jr.; Driver’s Ed., Head Football and Baseball Coach.

University of Evansville