Oscar Rayoum

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Oscar J. Rayoum, 81, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 10, 1920, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., son of John H. and Laura A. Smith Rayoum.

Rayoum was a member of VFW Post 1202.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was awarded three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, and Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond Rayoum of Toledo, Ohio, Donald Rayoum of the state of Tennessee; a brother, John Rayoum of Perryville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Friends may call at Miller Family Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today. A VFW service will be held at 7.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kevin Fausz officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.