5/12/14 —- Ray Whitmire

Ray Whitmire of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at his residence at the age of 84.

Mr. Whitmire was born in Gunnersville, Alabama to the late George Lee and Samantha Jane Lawson Whitmire.

Mr. Whitmire was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served during the Korean Conflict.

During his life, he worked as a Lineman with South Central Bell and was a member of Rutledge Falls Baptist Church, as well as the Telephone Pioneers.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Whitmire; five sisters, Irene Millaway, Juanita Collins, Beatrice Baker, Frances Gilliam, and Faye Doney; and one brother, George L. Whitmire.

Mr. Whitmire is survived by his step-son, Mike Thomas and his family of Fayetteville; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mr. Whitmire will be held on Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 11:00 am at Kilgore Funeral Home with graveside services following at 12:00 pm at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Rev. Charles Houston officiating.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Denton George Brown Foundation, c/o Christy Brown, 12644 Hillsboro Highway, Hillsboro, Tennessee 37342

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.veteran --- Flag 2