Jul 18 2016
Raymond George Flight, 78, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was born October 27, 1937 in Detroit, MI to the late George & Helen Saig Flight. Raymond had lived in Jacksonville since 1944, coming from Detroit, was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School class of 1956 and attended Jones College. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy, loved fishing and college football, especially FL State, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and will be dearly missed by all. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Janice; sons, Lewis Flight, Jeff Flight (Margie); daughter, Kelly Connell (Davy); brothers, Chuck Flight (Ann), Anthony Flight (Patrice); sister, Theresa Gazaleh (Jed); grandchildren, Erica, Danielle, Jeffery, Ashley, Keith, Kelsey, Devin, Delaney; great grandchildren, Alexis, Travis, Kara, Eli, Kacey, Dani, Abi, Sadie; numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 20 at 11:30 am at Highlands United Methodist Church, where Raymond was a member, 1955 Broward Road 32218, with Pastor Katie Harrington officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Jacksonville National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd 32218, 714-1110. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the church’s general fund.