Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Raper

Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Raper, 74, of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.

Ronnie was a lifelong resident of Dayton. He was a graduate of LSU School of Banking. Ronnie was a 50-year member of the Dayton Lodge No. 512, Dayton Rotary Club, Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Rhea County Civil Services Board, Industrial Development Board, Tennessee Strawberry Festival, Scottish Rite, member of Alhambra Shrine and past president of Tennessee County Commission Association. Ronnie was a commissioner for Rhea County and worked at the City of Dayton with Building Inspection and Codes. He was in the United States Air Force.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, James and Margaret Raper; and infant sister.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Phyllis Wilkey Raper; daughter, Leigh Ann (Scott) Shadden; granddaughter, Millie Shadden; sisters, Marilyn (Raymond) Monday and Nancy (Tobet) Thompson; two brothers-in–law, Jerry (Pam) Wilkey and David (Patti) Wilkey; and father-in-law, Walter “Red” Wilkey.

Visitation with the family will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Dayton. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church, with Reverend Milton Knox and Dr. Danny Ruehling officiating. Interment to follow at Rhea Memory Gardens.

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Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37404. 423-265-4414.

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