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Donald "Ray" Shavers

June 12, 1948 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

 

 

DONALD RAY SHAVERS

 

After a lengthy illness, the Lord took Donald Ray Shavers, 73, to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.   Ray was a lifetime resident in South Pittsburg, TN.   After high school, Ray joined the United State Army where he served in the Vietnam War as an E-4 and was of the 101st First Air Born Division. During his later years, Ray had been employed at Salem Carpet Mills as a machine operator for 13 years before his retirement.   Ray was born on June 12, 1948 to the late Jack Shavers and Alice Smith Shavers Atkins.  He was a member of South Pittsburg Nazarene Church, South Pittsburg, TN. 

 

Ray leaves his memories to his brother, Jack (Little Jack) Shavers, Jr.; brothers, Larry (Carolyn) Tom Shavers and Jack Shavers; sisters, Debbie (Kelsey) Hollis and Rebecca Higginbottom (Gary); special friend, Mary Payne along with nephew, Dewayne (Little Kelsey) Hollis; and host of friends.

 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Alice Smith Shavers Atkins; sister, Janet Louise Shavers; and nephew, Larry Jason Shavers.

 

Ray loved his Lord and savior and his family with all his heart.  His hobbies included fishing, gardening, watching his favorite tv shows while drinking a glass or two of sweet tea.  During his pastime, Ray loved cruising in his “Altima” and loving on his dogs, Little Willie, Mackie and Abu.

 

The family will have visitation on Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm CST at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper TN.

 

Funeral service will be held following the visitation at 2:00 pm CST in the Chapel of Tate Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Gudger officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Hollis, Kelsey Hollis, Logan Ramsey, Sam May and Bill Neal.

 

Interment and Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard Ceremony will follow the service at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, Jasper, TN.

 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC., 950 Mel Dixon Lane, TN  37347, 423-942-9500.

 

Condolences may be noted to the family at www.tatefh.com

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 28, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 28, 2022

2:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Military Honors
Saturday
May 28, 2022

2:45 PM
Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens
3076 Main Street
Jasper, TN 37347

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 28, 2022

Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens
3076 Main Street
Jasper, TN 37347

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