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Claxton Church of Christ
Friday June 29th, 2018
11:30am - 12:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Claxton Church of Christ
Friday June 29th, 2018

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East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
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Raymond John Monk Sr

Obituary of Raymond John Monk Sr

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Raymond "Ray" John Monk Sr., avid fisherman, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away suddenly at the age of 75 years. He was preceded in death by his father Joenathan, mother Ruth Carol (Phelmetta) and brother Allen.

Serving 25 years in the United States Air Force, Master Sergeant Monk proudly served two tours in the Vietnam war. After travelling the world and earning many decorations throughout his military career, Ray retired and made a home with his family in the Powell, TN community in 1987. He worked for Martin Marietta as an Industrial Hygienist until he decided to fully retire in the year 2000.

Ray will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 50 years Peggy "Marge" (Fields) and their sons Raymond "John" Jr. (Tara) and Parrish "PG" (Sharahn). He will also be fondly remembered by his grandsons Adam, Adrian and Kadin, his brother Jonathan "Butch," his sister Shelly Guess and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Ray's family will receive his friends from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 with his celebration of life to follow at 12:30 pm at his home church, Claxton Church of Christ in Claxton, TN with Pastor Tim Forlines officiating. He will be interred at 2:00 pm with full military honors at East Tennessee State Veteran Cemetery. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.

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Peggy, and Family, I am so sorry I learned of this too late to attend the funeral of a good man, a Christian Brother!!! Sincere condolences, although belated, always true!!! You all continue to be in my prayers, Dear Friend! Although I met you only one time, that was enough to feel a real connection!!! May the Love of Jesus (and God) hold you close during the coming difficult month, or years!!!

Ouita Northcutt Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

To all the family so very sorry for the loss of John. Adrian is my nephew so I have met John and Mrs Peggy a few times. Continued prayers for comfort for you all. Sincerely Joyce Gardenhire, Alexis & Sydney

Joyce L Gardenhire Jun 28 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you at the precious time. In His Name.

Dennis Wolfe Jun 27 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to you and your family I remember Raymond as a kind and loving soul. Cousin, Joyce Clinton Scott

Joyce Clinton Scott Jun 27 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our continued prayers for you and your family.

David Ringle and Dusti Jones Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM

Sheri Foxx Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Monk Sr

Sheri Foxx Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM

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