James Kevin Raper, Sr. passed away peacefully on November 8, 2019 at home in Lunenburg, VA at a young age of 51. Kevin was a native of Portsmouth, VA, where he spent most of his life. He was a bounty hunter and bouncer most of his life.  Kevin had many nicknames from Old Red to Grim Reaper.  He loved hunting and his family.  Kevin had five children and fourteen grandchildren.  He loved his grandchildren more than anything in this world. He was preceded in death by his  daughter, Donna Raper; two grandsons, Elijah Schnur and David Schnur .

Kevin is survived by his parents, Donald and Brenda Raper; four children, Ann-Marie Raper (John), James Raper, Jr., Deborah Land-Raper (Raymond) and Theodore Land; big brother, Dwayne Raper  (Cheryl); little sister, April Dail (Terry); best friend, Dip Bradshaw; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his girlfriend, Teresa Watson.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019,  at the Moose Lodge, 1400 North George Washington Highway, Chesapeake VA, from 2 to 4 p.m., with a potluck to follow.  Please come and help us celebrate his life. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Terry Miller Jr

    11 November 2019 7 months ago

    Sorry for your loss sending my condolence

  2. Bill Terry Miller Jr

    11 November 2019 7 months ago

    What can I say, Kevin was a good person. We have seen The Good The bad and The ugly ,but through it all we were still friends, just wish I could say goodbye rest in peace Kevin

  3. DIP BRADSHAW.

    11 November 2019 7 months ago

    Wishing you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this darkest time In your life.May my condolences bring some bit of comfort and prayers and ease the pain of your Family loss.

  4. M Black

    11 November 2019 7 months ago

    Sending my condolences for your loss. Kevin was always good to me and I will never forget his kindness. Rest in peace Kevin. Prayers, love and hugs to the family.

  5. Susan Thornton

    11 November 2019 7 months ago

    God bless and keep your family in your time of loss.
    Kevin will remaine in all hearts forever. A good man, a good son, a good father and grandfather and a loving kind friend. He will be missed.
    Love and prayers to all.

  6. Rosemary Fielder (Hogmire)

    11 November 2019 7 months ago

    Prayers for all the family. Knew him when he was younger and wild.

  7. Annmarie

    12 November 2019 7 months ago

    rest easy daddy tell donna I said high

  8. Regina Thompson

    12 November 2019 7 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. RIP Kevin

  9. Cheryl Bradley

    12 November 2019 7 months ago

    So sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond childhood memories of Kevin on Baldwin ave.

  10. Lynn Hunt

    12 November 2019 7 months ago

    Rip my forever friend .Gone but never forgotten.

  11. Melissa and Will Wilkins

    14 November 2019 7 months ago

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. I’ve met Kevin a few times and he was very compassionate about his family and funny. RIP Kevin.

  12. Christa B Black

    14 November 2019 7 months ago

    My Heart go’s out to all of you . Prayers for your Family .

  13. Maryellen long

    18 November 2019 6 months ago

    Sorry for the family’s loss Kevin was a good person he grew up with my brothers and sister that’s how ik him prayers to the family as he will be missed

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