Ray Starnes, age 75 of Halls Crossroads, went to be with the Lord on February 1, 2023. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a long-time deacon and Sunday school teacher at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer who was lucky enough to score 5 hole-in-ones in his lifetime. His career consisted of managing at Revco, Phar-mor, and Tindell’s.
He is preceded in death by his mom, Rachel; his brothers, Johnny and Joe; and sister, Jean.
He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Sue Starnes; sons, Don (Jessica) Starnes and Mike (Rebecca) Starnes; grandchildren, Austin (Kelsey), Jake, Emery, Easton, and Neyland; great-grandchildren Kendall, Isaac, and Emmitt; brother, Tim; Sister, Ruth; and sisters-in-law, Margie and Barbara.
The family will receive friends at Beaver Dam Baptist Church on Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, with a 5:00pm service to follow, with Dr. Alan Price officiating. A private interment service with military honors, provided by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard, will take place at the East Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery John Sevier. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ray’s honor to the Annie Armstrong Missions Offering at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com.