Spencer, TN-Mr. Elbert Ray Madewell, 73, passed from this life Saturday June 6, 2020 at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta. A Van Buren County native, Ray was born January 12, 1947 to the late Isaac Elbert and Audrey Gladys Simmons Madewell. Ray was of the Messianic Faith, loved the outdoors fishing, hunting, working in his garden and sitting in his porch swing watching the birds and wildlife.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Shirley Jean Rigsby Madewell, bother Eugene Madewell and sister Ida Maxine Jones.
Ray is survived by sons; Kelly (Jorga) Madewell of Spencer and Marty (Christina) Madewell of Shelbyville, daughter; Penny Reagan of Spencer, grandchildren; Edward Lee Brown, Donna Mae Reynolds, Edgar Stevins Jones, Megan and Kristen Brimer, Devon, Warren and Garrett Madewell, ten great-grandchildren and extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday June, 9, 2020 at 2:00pm in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Jay Williams officiating. Burial will follow on the Spencer Town Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday the 9th from 10:00am till time of service at 2:00pm.
The family request, in lieu of flowers, please assist with the funeral cost.
Send condolences to the family at www.laynefuneralhome.com
Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements. (931) 946-4444