Rabern Edward “Possie” Vawter, age 93 of Randolph, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.
He was born on May 11, 1924 in Randolph, the son of William Henry and Ellen (Vogelsang) Vawter. He graduated from Randolph High School and joined the U.S. Navy. In 1962, he opened "Possie’s Place" in Randolph and ran it until 2016. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and American Legion and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years.
On November 3, 1969 in Mexico, he was married to Rose Marie Clifford. She preceded him in death in 2005.
He is survived by two sons, Jack Vawter and Teresa of Leonardville and Michael Vawter of Omaha, Nebraska; three step children, Mitch Stryker, Lori Stryker and Todd Stryker; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Randolph United Methodist Church with Pastors Sandy Ferguson and Kevin Larson officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors will be at the Randolph Fancy Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Randolph United Methodist Church and left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.