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Ray Glisson

January 11, 1941 — December 19, 2022

Ray Glisson, age 81 of McKenzie, TN, died Monday, December 19, 2022, at his residence.

He worked for many years in construction as a carpenter and mason.  Ray installed over 100 concrete basements in West and Middle Tennessee.  He loved to study and read.  He enjoyed woodworking, playing guitar, singing, and playing golf.

Ray was born January 11, 1941, in Henry, TN, to the late Edgar Lee Glisson and the late Dolly Violet Owens Glisson.

He was married May 6, 1977, to Judy Gail Flippin Glisson, who survives, of McKenzie, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by three children, Jessica Lee (Barry) Mathis of Paris, Joseph A. (Christina) Glisson of Mt. Pleasant, MS, and Corey A. (Krystal) Glisson of McKenzie, TN; two sisters, Margaret Marie Nash of IN, and Joyce Ann Harrison of Paris; seven grandchildren, Joseph (Rachel) Glisson, Jr., Jason Glisson, Sara Mathis, Ella Mathis, Cael Mathis, Belle Glisson, and Jana Glisson; and three great-grandchildren, Grace Glisson, Lydia Glisson, and Erika Glisson.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sons, Charles Thomas Glisson and Jason Dean Glisson, both in infancy; two sisters, Mary Alene Sensing and Helen Marceal Traywick; and two brothers, Lyndol Harold Glisson and Jarrell Dennis Glisson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Wednesday, December 28, 2022, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service beginning at 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Barry Mathis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Northwest TN, c/o Jessica Mathis, 8700 Highway 218 Bypass, Paris, TN 38242.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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