Raymond Walter Ravens, 76, a resident of Cleveland, TN passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the family residence. He was a member of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. He was a faithful husband, father and grandfather. He was a master tool and die maker, who loved the outdoors and had a generous heart.
Mr. Ravens was the son of the late Elmer S. Ravens and Lucile R. Miller Ravens and was also preceded in death by his son, Vance Ravens.
Survivors include his two sons: Brian Ravens of Sherwood, TN and Jerry Ravens and wife, Diane Ravens of Ocoee, TN; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters: Jean Devine of Davenport, Florida, Irene Van Strydonk and husband, Roger (Buck) of Kankakee, Illinois, and Sherry Cundiff and husband, Mike of Marysville, Washington; three brothers: Russ Ravens and wife, Beverly Ravens of The Villages, Florida, Ronnie Ravens and wife, Joyce of Braceville, Illinois, and Alan Ravens and wife, Debbie of Momence, Illinois; sister-in-law, Karen Reilly of Mcdough, GA; many nieces and nephews also survive.
There will be no local services at this time. He will be laid to rest with his wife Peggy in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Kankakee, Illinois.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
There will be no local services at this time.