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Ray Franklin Koonce
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1913
Death: Nov. 13, 2002
Jefferson City
Jefferson County
Tennessee, USA


Wife: Virginia Purdue Koonce
Daughter: Susan Koonce Sonnen

Chairman Of Pastor Search Committee, Sunday School Teacher and Deacon of the Jefferson City First Baptist Church.
Religious Education Masters Degree from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Arts Masters Degree from the Columbia University.
Graduate of Mississippi College.
Psychology Professor and Director Of Guidance and Placement at Carson-Newman College.
Married 59 years.
Has three GrandDaughters.

Author of several books and numerous articles.
Ray Franklin Koonce, "Model of Maleness," Living with Preschoolers magazine, Jan - Mar, 1992, pgs. 30-31.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
about Ray Franklin Koonce
Name: Ray Franklin Koonce
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1913
Death Date: 13 Nov 2002
Cemetery: Jefferson Memorial Gardens
Cemetery Address: Jefferson City, TN 37760

Knoxville News-Sentinel, November 15, 2002, courtesy of Glenda Rowland (#47074600):
KOONCE, RAY FRANKLIN - age 89, of Jefferson City, Tennessee, passed away at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at Life Care Center in Jefferson City following a brief illness.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, where he served as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, Chairman of Pastor Search Committee as well as many other committees. Mr. Koonce was a graduate of Mississippi College and obtained a Master of Religious Education Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University. He served in The United States Army in Japan during World War II. He was Director of Guidance and Placement and Professor of Psychology at Carson-Newman College.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Koonce Sonnen and his wife of 59 years, Virginia Purdue Koonce.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Janis Koonce of Athens, TN granddaughters, Ginger Koonce of Knoxville, TN, Katie Sonnen and Meredith Sonnen of Washington, PA son-in-law, John Sonnen of Washington, PA brother and sister-in-law, William J. And Joyce Purdue of Jefferson City nieces and nephews, Ann Bice of Jefferson City, Bill Purdue of Morristown and Darrell Purdue of Kidder, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2002, at First Baptist Church of Jefferson City with Dr. Gene Wilder and Dr. Carey Herring officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday prior to services at First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Ray and Virginia Koonce Scholarship Fund, c/o Carson-Newman college, Jefferson City, TN 37760.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN (865) 475-3892.
Family links: 
  Walter Willis Koonce (1873 - 1943)
  Lula Clark Koonce (1879 - 1926)
  Virginia Purdue Koonce (1914 - 2001)*
  Steven Ray Koonce (1948 - 2016)*
  Wayne H. Koonce (1903 - 1964)*
  Velma Koonce Browning (1906 - 1996)*
  Ray Franklin Koonce (1913 - 2002)
*Calculated relationship
Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Jefferson City
Jefferson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Gethsemane
Maintained by: Ray
Originally Created by: BKR
Record added: Mar 09, 2011
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Ray Franklin Koonce
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A red rose is offered in respect.
 Added: May. 31, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country
- Virgil & DeAnna Hancock-Cooley
 Added: Dec. 8, 2013
God Bless you for your service, Sir.
 Added: Mar. 10, 2011

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