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Glenn "Sock" Allan Ray

Monday, June 9th, 1941 - Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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Obituary

Glenn Allan "Sock" Ray, 79 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born Monday, June 9, 1941 in Sparta, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Erbie and Nell Roberts Ray.

He loved tractors and old cars. He enjoyed visiting with his friends every morning at Jose's, and he loved his grand dogs Bo and Rowdy. He was a retired bull hauler and farmer. He is the current co-owner of Northfield Vineyards. He served two terms as County Commisioner, and he attended Cumberland Height's Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Jeremy Glenn Ray and sister, Patricia Brady.

Survivors include:

Wife of 57 years- Diana Massa Ray of Sparta, TN

Son- Mark Ray (fiance Vickie Denton) of Sparta, TN

Daughter- Marty Luna (Mike) of Sparta, TN

Sisters- Rosemary Ray of Cookeville, TN and Debora Green (James) of Sparta, TN

Brothers-in-Law- John Massa of Sparta, TN and Bill Brady of Sparta, TN

Sister-in-Law- Janice Copeland of Sparta, TN

Many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Northfield Vineyards Pavilion with Doug Downs officiating. Burial will follow in Ray Cemetery. The family will welcome friends from 9:00 A.M. until time of the service at Northfield Vineyards Pavilion.

Pallbearers to serve: Mark Ray, Kyle Green, Ryan Swindell, Edward Hollingsworth, Darryl Stockton, and Joe Collins

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ray Cemetery Fund or Backpack Ministries at Cumberland Height's Church of Christ.

PER MR. RAY'S FAMILY, WEAR A MASK IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING SO.


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 9:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Northfield Vineyards Pavilion
    Address
    515 Ray Cemetery Road
    SPARTA, TN 38583
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Northfield Vineyards Pavilion
    Address
    515 Ray Cemetery Road
    SPARTA, TN 38583
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  • Interment

    Location
    Ray Cemetery
    Address
    Ray Cemetery Road
    Sparta, TN 38583
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Lucette Kemp

Posted at 10:08am
Sock was a dear friend to our family through the stockyard in Carthage. We will always treasure the good times and the great friendship that we shared. Sock was truly a fine and well respected gentleman and we know he will be missed dearly. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Steven (Shrub), Lucette and Adam Kemp
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Brenda Oliver Wilson

Posted at 09:33am
To the entire family, I am so sorry for your loss of a fine and well respected man. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor the lack of faith, but a sign of love. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Brenda Oliver Wilson
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