Lt. Col. Wayne L. Raab, age 78, passed away at his home in Fountain Inn, SC, on November 6, 2019. He was born and raised in Millersport, but his time in the military allowed him to live in a variety of places. He was a graduate of Capital University and a Vietnam veteran. He served in the United States Air Force for 27 years. During his service, he received many medals and awards including a Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster, a Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters and an Air Medal with 13 oak leaf clusters. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked at PMSC/CSC as a computer programmer for 10 years. He was a loyal volunteer for the P15s baseball team in Sumter SC, and an active member of Rock Steady Boxing in Greenville, SC.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie Raab; his daughter and son in law, Denise and Andy Alexander; two grandchildren, Patrick and Addison Alexander; brother and sister in law, Gene and Beth Raab of Thornville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Etta and Ellis Raab; and his siblings, Donald Raab, Francis Wine , Christina Eskew and MaryEtta Fry. His ashes will be interred in the National Cemetery at Fort Jackson on November 18, 2019. The family asks that memorial donations be made to Rock Steady Boxing @ CoreBalance 1860 Woodruff Rd. Suite E. , Greenville, S.C. 29607.