OBITUARY

Raymond A. "Rusty" Blazer

August 13, 1979January 31, 2019
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Raymond A. “Rusty” Blazer, 39, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, unexpectedly at his home.

He was a 15 year employee of Worthington Industries and a 3 year employee of Greeneville Parks and Rec. He was a long time player and coach of East Tennessee softball and was known to everyone as a huge Florida Gator fan.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Chase and Sabrina Blazer; daughter: Kallie Blazer; his fiancée: Dr. Wyndi Patterson; biological parents: Bobby and Jeanette Williford; brothers: Michael Blazer, Tim Blazer and wife, Karen, James Phillips and wife, Angela, Jason Phillips, Jacob Phillips; several aunts and uncles including a special uncle: Joe Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Joyce Blazer; grandmother, Norma Hensley; and an aunt, Loretta Johnson.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 5-7 pm Wednesday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Following visitation, the funeral service will be held at 7 pm Wednesday, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rob Helton officiating.

Interment will be 2 pm Thursday in Graceland Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are asked to meet at 1pm Thursday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family wished to express a special thanks to his friends and peers at Evergreen Life Services, co-workers at Worthington Industries, co-workers at Greeneville Parks and Rec, and his softball teammates.

  • FAMILY

  • Chase and Sabrina Blazer, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Kallie Blazer, Daughter
  • Dr. Wyndi Patterson, Fiancée
  • Bobby and Jeanette Williford, Biological Parents
  • Michael Blazer, Brother
  • Tim and Karen Blazer, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • James and Angela Phillips, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Jason Phillips, Brother
  • Jacob Phillips, Brother
  • Joe Johnson, Special Uncle
  • Mike and Joyce Blazer, Parents
  • Norma Hensley, Grandmother
  • Loretta Johnson, Aunt
  • He also leaves several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Family and Friends

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

Raymond A. "Rusty" Blazer

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Sherriee Kimery

February 7, 2019

Rusty was truly one of a kind. The softball field will never be the Same without him. I think he had a nickname for everyone, me included. Fly high my friend. Until we meet again💗

Christine Hux

February 6, 2019

Rusty had a kind-heart, who was happy to help anyone. He had such a great attitude and was always friendly. Definitely fun to tease during football season; Florida vs Alabama. It is a shame to lose such a great person. I wish his family the very best as they grieve - I am very sorry for your loss. We all lost a wonderful friend.

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Biography

Raymond A. “Rusty” Blazer, 39, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, unexpectedly at his home.

He was a 15 year employee of Worthington Industries and a 3 year employee of Greeneville Parks and Rec. He was a long time player and coach of East Tennessee softball and was known to everyone as a huge Florida Gator fan.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Chase and Sabrina Blazer; daughter: Kallie Blazer; his fiancée: Dr. Wyndi Patterson; biological parents: Bobby and Jeanette Williford; brothers: Michael Blazer, Tim Blazer and wife, Karen, James Phillips and wife, Angela, Jason Phillips, Jacob Phillips;
several aunts and uncles including a special uncle: Joe Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Joyce Blazer; grandmother, Norma Hensley; and an aunt, Loretta Johnson.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 5-7 pm Wednesday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Following visitation, the funeral service will be held at 7 pm Wednesday, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rob Helton officiating.

Interment will be 2 pm Thursday in Graceland Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are asked to meet at 1pm Thursday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family wished to express a special thanks to his friends and peers at Evergreen Life Services, co-workers at Worthington Industries, co-workers at Greeneville Parks and Rec, and his softball teammates.