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Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church
Sunday September 26th, 2021

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Doctor Raul Montero


Doctor Raul Montero, age 90, of Marion, Va., passed away peacefully after months of battling cancer, Parkinson's, dementia and other health issues in Grayson Rehab in Independence, Va. on Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Raul Montero loved life. He loved golfing, tennis, shopping, family and medicine. His was a life well lived. Raul began medical school in Mexico City and graduated number 3 out of 700 in his class. He studied Pediatric Cardiology in Harlem, NY, practiced in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Pulaski and practiced as a celebrated Pediatrician for twenty years. In 1984, he and his family moved to Marion where he quickly became a beloved doctor to the parents of literally thousands of children at Marion Pediatrics. His gentle touch, compassionate bedside manner and famous whistle were calming and known by all of his patients. From being called to the hospital two and three times in the middle of the night to examine newborn babies to answering the questions of scared parents at the grocery store, practicing medicine was Doctor Montero's passion. After fifty years, he left Pediatric Medicine, but the care and love of his life's passion and practice will continue to live on in the minds and hearts of the children and parents who loved, trusted and believed in their doctor, Doctor Montero.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.

Raul is survived by his former wife and caregiver, Rita Montero of Marion, Va.; step-daughter, Amanda Huff and husband, Rocky of Chilhowie, Va.; six grandchildren, Madison and boyfriend, Trevor Tucker of Matthews, N.C.; Dawson, Karson, Allen, Aaric and Adyson all of Chilhowie, Va.; sister, Coty of Mexico; brother-in-law, Dusty Shores of Galax, Va.; several loving nieces, nephews, special nurses and office staff with whom he worked; close friends, Tom Vogleweed, Jeff Jones and his favorite feline fur baby, Bobby.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Doctor Raul Montero will be held in Freedom Tabernacle Church, Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 3p.m. with Pastor Mike Sage officiating. Family and friends are asked to follow the COVID-19 Safety & Social Distancing Guidelines. Services will be livestreamed on Seaver-Brown's Facebook page.

To share memories of Dr. Raul Montero, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Raul's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Dr. Montero is and always will be loved by myself and my family. He was my 2 children's pediatrician for many years in Pulaski, Va. and always showed such loving care and gentleness. "GOD" Blessed him with a love for children which all could see and feel and I feel Blessed to have had him be a part of our lives. I know he is happy at home in Heaven!!!

Deborah Puckett Oct 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doctor Montero

Deborah Puckett Oct 21 2021 12:00 AM

i will truly miss this man .He was a blessing to me and he helped me out more than any one will ever know.

Roger N Umbarger Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

Dr. Raul was my pediatrician when I was a child in Pulaski VA. He was so gentle and kind. I remember his smile was soothing to a scared child. So very sorry for your loss..

Suzanne Bourgeois Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences go out to family and all of Dr. Montero's friends. He will be remembered for decades to come. Dr. Montero was my youngest daughter and my son's doctor for many years. We loved that man to pieces. He was one heck of a GREAT DOCTOR. We will miss you doc!!! Linda Griffin (mom), Misty Pennington, Shane Griffin. Rest in peace Doc!!!!

Linda Griffin Sep 26 2021 12:00 AM

Dr. Montero was my childhood Pediatrician and, I imagine, for most everyone else I grew up with in Pukaski. I remember feeling a little nervous to see him, but his bedside manner wasn't scary at all. I remember he smelled clean (good hand washing!) and sounded exotic to my ears. His professional skills were important to me and my family. And especially during this pandemic, I'm beyond grateful to him for those vaccinations. RIP Dr. Montero. Thank you. My condolences to his family.

Jane McMillan, MD Sep 25 2021 12:00 AM

He was a wonderful doctor! I can still remember the way he calmed me by whistling like birds.

Lisa Lawson Sep 25 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doctor Montero

Lisa Lawson Sep 25 2021 12:00 AM

Dr Montero was my first doctor as far as I know. He treated me in Pulaski starting when I was no more than 3 or 4. He was such a wonderful man and excellent physician. He later treated both my daughters in Marion when they were both very young. My daughters are grown now but we share fond memories of his care and compassion. We are forever grateful to him and offer our deepest condolences to his family. Tom Clark Bland Virginia

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