Ray Luther Walsh

Published 3:05 pm Friday, February 26, 2021

Ray Luther Walsh, 93, Hampton, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021, at his residence.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Riley L. and Madgie Stout Walsh.
Ray was a 1945 graduate of the Watauga Academy, Butler. He served in the United States Army during World War II and the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired Millwright and Mechanic.
Ray was a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Selma Marlow, Christine Stout, Lois, and Barbara Woodin, and four brothers, Lee Walsh, Riley Walsh, Berl Walsh and Alvin Walsh.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Margie Arnett Walsh; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia (Steve) Maddux; a grandson, Jeremy Edwards; two sisters, JoAnne Shoemaker of Florida and Shirley (Jim) Massey of Arizona; and two brothers, Bert (Ruth) Walsh of Florida and Earl (Julie) Walsh of Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Brandon Young officiating. Music will be provided by Brandon, Dara and Grayson Young. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery (New Section). Active pallbearers will be Bill Marlowe, Randy Marlowe, Andy Arnett, Michael Walsh, Bob Arnett and Jerry Smalling. Military Honors will be provided by Boone Dam #4933. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Friday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Walsh family.

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