OBITUARY: Ray Estile Cravens


Ray Estile Cravens passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023 at age 76.

Ray was born in Lebanon TN. He drove trucks after his service in the United States Army. Ray worked many jobs, from car salesman to carpet delivery, but his favorite and most long-term jobs involved driving trucks for many musical acts.

He loved his country and took pride in seeing it all from the roads he drove. He also loved bowling. Ray loved his family and always did his best to insure they had the best he could provide. He relished telling great stories about all his travels.

Ray is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Cravens, daughter Nikki (Jake) Coles, grandchildren Jacilee Coles and Nicholas Coles, siblings Henry Martin and Brenda (David) Watson, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Rosie Gaines.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Danny Sellars, is 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2023 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. Entombment in the Mausoleum at Wilson County Memorial will follow the service. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m.

Please make Memorial Donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5015, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon TN 37087.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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