Raymond D. "Ray" Canter

Born in Gallatin, TN on September 20, 1941

Departed on September 22, 2016 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Raymond D. “Ray” Canter, age 75, of Gallatin, TN, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents; Willie Hazel and Rachel Elizabeth (Dickens) Canter, daughter, Michelle Lynn Jones, sister, Isola Canter (Dorris) and brothers, Webb Allen Canter and James Edward Canter.

Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Nancy Louise Canter (Gregory), daughter, Sherry (Mike) Ray, grandchildren; Michael (Ashlee) Ray Jr., Amanda Ray, Haley Jones, Alyssa (Jared) Aller and great-granddaughter, Kylie Stewart. Ray is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Ray was born on September 20, 1941 in Gallatin, TN. He worked as a Project Manager for many construction companies in the area. He was a volunteer fireman with the Gallatin Fire Department. Ray was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing on Old Hickory Lake. His favorite dish was Louise’s meatloaf. Ray enjoyed NASCAR and his favorite driver was Matt Kenseth. Ray loved being in the outdoors and enjoyed camping. He was an honest, loving and caring family man, with a wonderful sense of humor and made everyone laugh. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Ray will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A Life Celebration for Ray will be held at Crestview Funeral Home on Monday, September 26th at 10:00AM, officiated by Pastor Joe Porter. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 25th from 2:00PM – 8:00PM and again one hour prior the service on Monday. Interment will take place Monday at Crestview Memory Gardens.


5 Comments to Raymond D. "Ray" Canter

  1. Joe Scott
    September 23, 2016 8:31 pm

    Sorry to hear about Ray. I worked with Ray at TDOT back several years ago.

    Joe Scott

  2. George Snow
    September 23, 2016 8:31 pm

    The members of King Solomon Lodge #6 would like to express our deepest sympathy to Louise and the family in the loss of their Raymond.

  3. Scottie & Gayle Wilburn
    September 23, 2016 10:10 pm

    Ray was a good friend that I first met while working at TDOT; hadn’t seen him or heard from him in a while. Fond memories of those days. Our condolences to the family.

  4. A. Seaton
    September 29, 2016 3:27 pm

    To The Family:

    I wish to extend my condolence:

    To Lose a loved one in death can be one of the worse emotional experience we have to face. But the Bible truths lessen the sorrow and grief. For it tells us why we are dying and the hope for the death.

    Romans 5 12 . Tells us why man is dying. John 5 28, 29 gives hope for the dead. Finally Isa 25 8,9 tells of a time when death will be swallowed up . I encourage you to read the Bible, Always go to God in prayer.

    Again I send my condolences


  5. Bella
    February 22, 2017 12:07 pm

    Yeah, I’ve gotten that too. People think I’m not serious and am light hearted but I just think th7e;&#821res a time and a place to be serious & introspective vs. light hearted and fun.

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