OBITUARY

Rafford "Ray" Bethune

April 30, 1950March 23, 2020

Ray Bethune, 69, of McDonald, TN passed Monday, March 23, 2020. A resident of McDonald, TN, he was employed as Meat Supervisor with Save A Lot Food Stores. In his spare time he loved motorcycles and was a huge Braves fan and also a big Alabama fan.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Bethune and brother, James Bethune. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Bethune; son Heath Bethune (LaTonya); daughter, Heather Bethune; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, David Bethune and Bill Bethune; several nieces and nephews.

Because of health concerns, the family will hold a private service and burial at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway. Please share your memories at ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com

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Vicki Hawkins

March 29, 2020

Sincere condolences to family and friends from KTHS Class of ‘68

Susan Levi

March 28, 2020

Ray was one of the nicest and hardworking man I have ever known.
He loved his family so much and his
Friends. Everyone who knew Ray
Loved him.
Rest in peace Ray. We will miss you.

TRINITY BLANKENSHIP

March 26, 2020

Sending my condolences to the family. I'm sorry for your loss during this difficult time. Sending prayers that the Lord comfort and shelter you.

Charles Larry Poteet

March 26, 2020

Sorry to learn of his death. Ray and I were best friends from grade school and our teen years. He was a great friend over the years and will be missed by all that loved him.

CYndi Garcia

March 25, 2020

I will miss you Ray. You was a great boss and very kind person, and your family as well. Beverly, I pray that God gives you and your family peace and comfort right now in your time of need.

LaQuita Garland

March 25, 2020

The nicest man you could have ever known.

Lorri White

March 25, 2020

Ray, I will never forget you. I am so proud to have known you. Thank you for all the stuff you taught me about the grocery store business but most of all for you friendship. I'll see you when I get to Heaven.
Lorri.

Amy Atkins Harden

March 25, 2020

I have so many of my childhood memories with your precious family!! I remember always thinking we were so cool hanging out on the brick neighborhood sign at the end of the road!! Swimming!! Your house was always welcoming to us all!! Your family always treated me as one of the family growing up!! If heather was in trouble... we were all in trouble!! The pink house was my favorite!! I love y’all!!

James Harris

March 25, 2020

Ray was one of the hardest working men I've had the privilege of knowing. I learned so many things about retail from him. He was kind and loving to all of his children and grandchildren. I'm at a loss for words. He was my friend and a great inspiration.

STEPHANIE HOLCOMB

March 25, 2020

TO ONE OF THE GREATEST MEN THAT I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF KNOWING. YOU ACCEPTED ME AS PART YOUR FAMILY OVER 30 YEARS AGO WHEN HEATHER BROUGHT ME HOME. I’ M THANKFUL FOR HAVEN BEEN BLESSED WITH THE BEST BOSS ANYONE COULD HAVE AND ALL THE TIMES YOU TOOK OUT OF YOUR DAY TO TEACH ME ANYTHING I WANTED TO LEARN . YOU WILL BE MISSED SO DEEPLY. THANK YOU FOR BEING APART OF MY FAMILY AND ACCEPTING ME INTO YOURS❤️

FROM THE FAMILY