Ray Richard McNew, 76, Mt. Juliet, formerly of Carterville, Ill., died Friday, July 27.McNew attended Tulip Grove Baptist Church. He spent nine years in the Air Force as a weatherman and 11 years in the Army, retiring as a highly decorated CW3. He also was employed for 20 years with flight services at Nashville International Airport. McNew was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Emma Griffith McNew and 6 siblings.
He is survived by: wife of 57 years, Doris Addison McNew; children, Richard (Jeanelle) McNew, Teresa McNew, Rita (Gary) Malugin and Thomas (Crystal) McNew; brother, Donald McNew; grandchildren, Jennifer Iddings, Melissa Carrier, Stephen Foster, Tiffany Brown, Tiffany Fox, Rebecca Tomlinson, Hillary Malugin, Elizabeth Usmiller and Hailey Malugin; great-grandchildren, Christopher Messick, Nathan McNew, Jarred Messick, Nicholas Iddings, Ashley Foster, Kayleigh Foster, Dalton Tomlinson, Gibson Fox, Teagan Brown, and Dean Fox.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 30 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jack Lewis and Larry Addison officiating. Interment with full military honors followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.
Visitation was Sunday and prior to service time Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.