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Raymond Lee France, 86, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by wife- Mary Jean Clair Ponselet; parents- Ralph and Oleta France, brothers- Bill and Wayne France, and sisters- Dorothy Tucker and Barbara Nellums.

He is survived by wife- Pat France, son- Steven (Jamie) France, grandchildren- Craig (Sarah) France and Maggie (Josh) Waggener, great grandson- Ralph Waggener, brother- Donald France, and sisters- Emily Cates and Phyllis Berlin.

Mr. France was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Community and was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force with Vietnam tours and later in recruiting. He was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture. Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and golf. He was an avid gardener and shared with all.

Visitation will be held on July 5, 2017, Wednesday, at St. Alphonsus Church from 9:00 to 10:00 with a funeral to follow. A family burial will be in Axley's Chapel Cemetery in Greenback, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church 151 St. Alphonsus Way Crossville, TN 38555.
Published on July 3, 2017
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