Jon Bryan Raynor, 31, of Guntersville died Monday, April 22, 2019, following a nearly 11-month battle with brain cancer. His final months were spent surrounded by his family and friends.
Mr. Raynor was born Dec. 10, 1987, Melbourne, Fla.
From a young age, he possessed the uncanny ability of lighting up any room he entered. His friends were numerous, diverse, and world wide. He caught the acting bug and was active in the local theater, The Whole Backstage Theater Guntersville, and will be remembered best as the kind giant Karl from the production of Big Fish, as well as the parts he played in Legally Blond and Evita.
He worked a difficult and emotional job for the Alabama Department of Human Resources, where he provided an essential service of supervised visits between children in foster care and their parents struggling to reunite.
He is survived by his parents and step-parents: Teri Hamel and Matt Luttinger and Stanley and Marianne Raynor; grandmothers: Vickie Hamel and Stella Raynor; siblings and in-laws: Ryan and Tracy Raynor, Chris Raynor and Penni Stone, and Heather and Larry Villard; nieces: Ivalee, Evelyn, Brynlee, Adeline and Kelsee; nephew: Jesse. Numerous; beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends, and his dogs: Gizzie and Scottie.
He is predeceased by his grandfather: Richard Hamel; and uncle: Glenn Hamel.
A celebration of life will be held at a later time. Gober Funeral Chapel assisted the family with cremation arrangements.