William "Bill" K. Weese

Born in Fort Myers, FL

Resided in Gallatin, TN

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William “Bill” K. Weese- age 60, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. Bill was born on October 19, 1954 in Fort Myers Florida to the late Ernest and Belle Weese. He was raised in Naples by his paternal grandparents, John and Minnie Edwards. Still to this day that would be the first place he would want to be if he had to choose anywhere.
Bill is remembered for his most humble heart and love for the Lord. He would give anything to anyone and never want anything in return. He has been helping to support an orphanage in India for several years. He was a member of Long Hollow Baptist Church of Gallatin.
Bill achieved many things in his life. He was most proud of his service in the Air Force and serving our country. He did so for nine years. After leaving the Air Force he began a career in the field of Industrial Mechanics, and was the best in his field. He could fix anything and took pride in doing so. He touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Debbie Ranum; children, Christina Lynn Reynolds, Dawn Alisha McDaniel, Christina “Tina” Marie Bagshaw (Kendall), Charles Allen Ernest Weese (Krista), Nick Ranum (Nichole), John Russell Selby Weese and Lauren Marie Weatherton. brother, Charles “Chuck” Garrison (Cindy); sisters, Pamela Guida Pichard, Vonciel Cain (Ken) and Esther Ellen Keith; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several other nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family prior to the celebration of life on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 3-5PM at Long Hollow Baptist Church 1200 Hartsville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066.
The celebration will follow immediately in the main sanctuary at 5:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation in Bill’s name be made to Chuck Out Cancer. Donations can be mailed to the Crestview Funeral Home in Gallatin, TN.
Arrangements are by Crestview Funeral Home (615) 452-1943 crestviewfh.com

36 Comments to William "Bill" K. Weese

  1. Tina Marie (Guida) Collins
    January 30, 2015 2:07 pm


    I’m missing you terribly today. The memories flood my mind, bringing smiles after smiles. It’s amazing the power of love. You will live forever in the hearts of all who knew and loved you. I will always treasure the memories and pictures you shared with your family, friends, the world, on Facebook. Should you see my dad (Buddy), give him a hug from me. I love and miss you Billy.

    Your Cousin,
    Tina Marie (Guida) Collins
    Naples, Florida

  2. Tina Marie (Guida) Collins
    January 30, 2015 2:23 pm


    There’s a lighthouse on the hillside
    That overlooks the sea
    When I’m tossed it sends out a light
    That I might see
    And the light that shines in darkness now
    Will safely lead me o’er
    If it wasn’t for the lighthouse
    My ship would be no more

    It seems that everybody all around us says
    Tear that old lighthouse down
    The big ships don’t sail this way anymore
    So there’s no use in standing around
    Then my mind goes back to that stormy night
    When just in time, I saw the light
    It was the light form that old lighthouse
    That stands up there on the hill

    And I thank God for the lighthouse
    I owe my life to Him
    Jesus is the Lighthouse
    And from the rocks of sin
    He has shown a light around me
    That I might clearly see
    If it wasn’t for the lighthouse
    Tell me where would this ship be?

    Your Cousin,
    Tina Marie (Guida) Collins
    Naples, Florida

  3. Kevin and Debbie Bond
    January 30, 2015 2:33 pm

    You touched so many lives. We remember the many times we sat around the table playing spades and how much you liked my chicken curry.
    We always looked forward to getting together with you and Deb every time we came home. We will treasure those memories!
    Kevin and Deb

  4. Faye Brown
    January 30, 2015 3:33 pm

    I will miss you, your pictures and comments on face book. condolences to your family.

  5. Pamela Guida PIchard
    January 30, 2015 3:49 pm

    My brother and best friend. I will keep you always in my heart. When gardening and canning I’ll be thinking of you. A big part of me is with you.

  6. Denise Fussell
    January 30, 2015 4:27 pm

    God keep you at his side and Bless your family. You will be sadly missed by so many. Thank you for all the wonderful pictures, posts, and history you shared with all of us. We will always remember you. Rest In Peace my friend <3

  7. Mickey McAbee
    January 30, 2015 4:48 pm

    My ole friend for many years you have left behind so many wonderful memories for us all…many many friends and precious family members will miss you terribly. What a gift you were to so many..we will miss you

  8. Leatha Weyrauch Rogers
    January 30, 2015 5:07 pm

    Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. God’s love to all the family in this time of sorrow. Prayers to all. He will be missed a lot.

  9. Joyous Ferro
    January 30, 2015 7:19 pm

    My prayers are with you all.

  10. Nancy Stevenson
    January 30, 2015 8:26 pm

    Good bye, old friend. Thanks for the memories….. you will be greatly missed.

  11. Linda(Summerall) Maksymiak
    January 30, 2015 8:26 pm

    It may have been a long time since this happened, but I will never forget the weekends you and Pam stayed at our home and we were the only family that had an outhouse. That did not bother you , you just acted like that was normal. Whenever I eat hamburger/pork-n-beans cooked together I’ll think of you. Goodbye my friend…

  12. Emily Hull Smith
    January 30, 2015 8:32 pm

    I’m so saddened by Billy’s passing. Please accept my condolences and I’m praying for peace for his family. Billy was truly a unique person and a blessing to so many.

  13. Tami Chaulk (aka Tammy Ellis)
    January 30, 2015 8:57 pm

    There are so many people that are really going to miss Billy. My heart was lightened whenever I saw him post. I lost touch with all of my Naples friends with I went off to join the Army. Once I finally started a FaceBook account I ran into Billy and it was like coming home! That you Billy for making me feel so welcome. I was lucky to have you as a friend all through our school years! God Bless you Billy!

  14. Charles and Cynthia Garrison
    January 30, 2015 9:11 pm

    Billy, you were a wonderful brother and brother in law. Family was so important to you and we are thankful we were a part of yours. You will forever be in our hearts and minds. Another Angel is in heaven today…. See you on the flip side Bro. You have our sincerest sympathy Deb and family. Our hearts are breaking along with yours. Love you and God Bless!

  15. Ellen Keith
    January 31, 2015 12:04 am

    Billy, I miss you already. Being at your house without you is not the way this is supposed to be. As I stand in your kitchen I hear your voice over all the voices in the room. Eat all the guava’s, mulberries and smoked mullet you want. I love you. Deb, I’m so sorry, your in my prayers. I love you

  16. Linda Durham
    January 31, 2015 1:30 am

    I have only known Bill and Deb far a few short years it seems,but thought a lot of them. Lauren and McKenzie has been friends for a long time.Bill always had a smile and warm welcome far any one that came to visit. If I was just dropping McKenzie off he would come over to the car and ask how we were doing. We will have Deb,Lauren,John,Nick and all the rest of Bill’s family in our thoughts and prayers.Bill will be missed.

  17. Ellen Weese Liverman
    January 31, 2015 8:39 am

    We had just recently found each other in this life. I pray to embrace you in the next. My sisters, Charlotte and Dana were saddened to learn of your passing but they are sure they will see you in the next world. i hope your family finds peace in all the memories you made with them. What a comfort it must be for them to have so many people to share their memories with. Good bye, Billy. Have a blessed trip to heaven.

  18. Mark and Jeannine Lavender
    January 31, 2015 10:42 am

    We remember Billy as a decent, principled, and loving man. We miss him, we just miss him. Our prayers are with you, his family. God grant you peace and comfort.

  19. Darlene Lyon
    January 31, 2015 11:09 am

    I remember Billy as a young boy, and how he seemed so kind, and then as time went on I had the opportunity to see him again at the 40th reunion. Such a talented man, and I know so many will miss you daily posts, as I know I will. I pray for the family to find peace and reasoning in his early departure. God Bless you all and I know that he will always be remembered. See you on the other side Billy!

  20. Chrispyny
    January 31, 2015 7:39 pm

    RIP BCR friend.

  21. bigpaul
    January 31, 2015 8:42 pm

    Once a BCR, ALWAYS a BCR!!!

    RIP Raven

  22. Borderline
    January 31, 2015 9:12 pm

    RIP Raven, you’ll be missed, that is a certainty.

  23. Cockelbur
    January 31, 2015 9:20 pm

    On behalf of all the guys at Subguns.com, Bill who went by the handle “Raven”, will be greatly missed. His wit and wisdom was something that set him apart as one of the best on Subguns. All the BCR’s mourn his passing. Our prayers and condolences to his family. RIP Raven.

  24. Jarhead of New Orleans
    January 31, 2015 10:25 pm

    You will be sorely missed my Brother. Godspeed. God bless the Weese family.

    Love in Christ,


  25. Brian Ski
    January 31, 2015 10:40 pm

    Peace to you Raven, fellow BCR, your posts will be missed.

  26. Mondo
    January 31, 2015 10:46 pm

    Rest In Peace Raven. Like others, I too will miss your posts on Subguns.

    Prayers to your family and loved ones.

    In Christ,


  27. Tom Bowers
    February 1, 2015 12:06 am

    What an excellent example of a man; he will be missed.

    Debbie, I don’t know if you ever came back to check for responses at your announcement of Bill’s passing.
    We miss him and he was highly regarded among us.
    Your original announcement was here: http://www.subguns.com/boards/mgmsg.cgi?read=837785
    and you can see the responses folks left you in reply to that message.

    When it drops into the archives, the new address will be:

    We appreciate your letting us borrow him so much, he was good to hang out with.

    All my best to you and yours,

  28. Marmarti
    February 1, 2015 12:38 am

    God bless you and your Family Raven. Rest in Peace.

  29. BeltFedBob
    February 1, 2015 1:08 am

    God’s Speed Raven. We miss you.

  30. T.C.
    February 1, 2015 1:47 am

    Raven, may you find the freedom in heaven we all wish we had here on earth.
    You’ll be missed by all of us.

  31. Greg Dunn
    February 1, 2015 11:26 am

    Rest in peace BCR brother Raven. Prayers out to friends and family.

  32. Jan Bartley
    February 1, 2015 11:56 am

    Rest in Peace dear cousin. Prayers to the family!!

  33. Ronnie Blair (RonB)
    February 1, 2015 2:20 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Wife, Family, and Friends of the man we knew as Raven. I had the honor of meeting him several times, and he was a really good person.

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