Cover photo for Ray E. DeWeese's Obituary
Ray E. DeWeese Profile Photo
1928 Ray 2019

Ray E. DeWeese

May 10, 1928 — May 24, 2019

Ray Edward DeWeese, 91, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 in a local healthcare facility.  He had lived in the area his entire life and was a member of Westwood Baptist Church.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a graduate of Bradley High School, King College in Bristol, TN, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  He was a self-employed geologist who did mineral exploration.  One of his favorite pastimes was flying his plane.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore D. DeWeese and “Pink” Standridge DeWeese; son, Ray Edward “Skip” DeWeese, Jr.; four sisters, and four brothers.

He is survived by three children, Kay Carringer (Dave) of Cleveland, Nancy Patrick (Terry) of Riceville, Margie Ann DeWeese-Boyd (Ian) of Georgetown, Massachusetts; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Dad is free from this world and its struggles.  He transitioned quickly and peacefully.  He is flying higher now than ever before.  Soaring effortlessly into the unknown.  Free.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Fort Hill Cemetery.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the DeWeese family guestbook at

Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. 


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ray E. DeWeese, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Services

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 4

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree