Obit: Ray Sullivan

Obit: Ray Sullivan

February 14th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Earl Ray Sullivan, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.He was born in Wilson, N.C. to Henry Hiram and Orpha Watson Sullivan on Feb. 22, 1928. Ray was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving as a Staff Sergeant. He was the retired owner of Made-Rite Sandwich Co. He will always be remembered as a beloved husband, a great daddy, a wonderful grandpa and greatpa.Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lorraine Sullivan; children, Valerie (Kenny) Stiner, of Ooltewah, Keith (Rene) Sullivan, of Ooltewah, Lisa (Steve) Corley, of Ringgold, Ga., and Jenni (Greg) OQuinn, of Brandon, Miss.; grandchildren, Sarah (Malcolm) Johnson, Ken (Sarah) Stiner, Meagan (Chris) Hooper, Jason (Emily) Sullivan, Will (Cindy) Sullivan, Andy (Cassidy) Corley, Michael Corley, Daniel Corley, Matthew Corley and Joshua Corley; great-grandchildren, Bentlee and Kenslee Stiner, Lily and Ava Grace Hooper and Ariana Sullivan; sisters, Ethelene (Louis) Kennedy, of Kenly, N.C., Margaret Kirby, of Lucama N.C.; brother, Elwood (Lucille) Sullivan, of Kenly, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ezra Sullivan, Herman Sullivan, James Sullivan, Mary Ellen Gifford and Virginia Kirby.A graveside service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dr. Curtis Schofield officiating. Mr. Sullivans grandsons will act as pallbearers. There will be no visitation.The family requests no flowers.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Childrens Ministries, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga TN 37421.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.