In Loving Memory

Thomas Hughes (Bud) Rayborn, Sr., d. Dec. 11, 2020



In Loving Memory

July 10,1938 – December 11, 2020




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Thomas Hughes (Bud) Rayborn, Sr., born in Belforest Alabama, a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed this life peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the age of 82. Bud worked at the Alabama State Docks for Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring Company and later at the I.T.O. Stevedoring Company for 32 years until his retirement. Bud dearly loved his family and enjoyed the time he spent with them. He was an avid deer hunter, he loved being in the woods and enjoyed the hunting camp.

Bud is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Evon Seale Rayborn; his four children, Sharon Carroll (Mike) Chesser of Fairhope, Alabama, Thomas Hughes (Tommy) Rayborn, Jr Summerdale, Alabama, Bryan (Susan) Rayborn of Daphne, Alabama and Juliette (Del) Venable of Fairhope, Alabama. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, Timothy (Canasta) Barre, Tiffany (Andy) Rezner, Terron (Jennifer) Parsons, Walter (Pricilla) Venable, Laila (Mike) Willard, Christian (Courtney) Venable, Kaylin Rayborn, Tyler (Shelby) Rayborn and Corey Rayborn; 12 great-grandchildren, Nathan, Katie, Isabella, Nolan, Audrey, Ava, Abigail, Zooey, Benjamin, Clayton, Zaiden and Vada; his beloved dog, Starla; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas David and Ruby Mae Hill Rayborn; brothers, Walter “Jim” Rayborn, John “Kendrick” Rayborn; Cecil David Rayborn; sisters, Ouida Mae Davis, and Edna Pauline Kennedy and son in-law Gene “Paul” Carroll, Sr.

The family would like to thank Kindred Home Health and Kindred Hospice of Daphne, Alabama for the excellent care Bud received from all of them.  Bud requested in lieu of flowers or plants, please make a donation in his name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at

Visitation will be from 1-2pm Monday, December 14, 2020 at Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne, Alabama.  Pallbearers will be Terron Parsons, Walter Venable, Christian Venable, Tyler Rayborn, Corey Rayborn, Nathan Howard and Anthony Norman.  Burial will be private. 

Expressions of condolence may be offered at  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Rd., Daphne, AL 36526. 




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