Henry Middleton “Middy” Raynal ’47

Henry Middleton “Middy” Raynal ’47, 87, of Harrisonburg, Va., died peacefully in his sleep May 21, 2012, at Sunnyside Retirement Community. The Reverend Raynal was born Aug. 7, 1924, in Statesville, N.C., and was the son of the late Charles Edward and Margaret Mayo Scott Raynal. A Presbyterian minister for 57 years, he did his undergraduate work in history at Davidson and his theological training at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. He served churches in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Louisa, Va., Concord, N.C., Sanford, N.C., and Glasgow. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Florence Irene Clark Raynal, 1130 Highlands Pl., Apt. 214, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-2311; three sons, Wayne S. Raynal, John M. Raynal (Rebecca Raynal), and Clark S. DeSarro-Raynal (Donna DeSarro-Raynal); grandchildren, John L. and Henry J. Raynal, Megan Conner, and Josiah C., Elijah S., and India M. DeSarro-Raynal. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret E. Raynal; two brothers, Charles Edward Raynal II ’38 and John Scott Raynal ’39; and his sister, Margaret I. Raynal.