John A. Rape was born September 23, 1932 in Mt. Pleasant Texas to John and Minnie (Allen) Rape. He died, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in Mt. Pleasant.
He was a member of Piney Creek Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant. He pastored Free Hope Baptist Church, Bogata, Texas until his health failed. He was a lawn mower repairman and could repair just about anything. Rev. Rape was the caretaker at Piney Cemetery for many years. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant’s Ministers Union and he loved to fish and he his loved his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Johnny Rape, granddaughter Nina Rape, two brothers and three sisters.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 63 years Lillian Ruth Rape; two sons and two daughters-in-law Kevin and Cheryl Rape, Clayton and Bridget Rape all of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; four daughters and two sons-in-law Diane Hill of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Alberta and Jerry Yarber of Tyler, Texas, Verna and Charles Standard of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Susie Mohair of Denton, Texas; daughter-in-law Mamie Rape of Mt. Vernon, Texas; 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law George and Nell Rape of Douglasville, Texas; special cousins the Allen and Minter families; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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