We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ripley Funeral Home
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away" Revelations 21:4
Garvin Ray Koon, 73, life long resident of Tippah County passed away peacefully Saturday July 10, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.
Ray was born November 9, 1947 in Tippah County to the late John Robert and Julie Mauney Koon. He was a graduate of Pine Grove High School and was married January 6, 1967 to his beloved wife, Linda Bates Koon who survives. He was a valued employee for 40 years with the Biltrite Corporation before his retirement.
A Christian and member of Lowry Church, he will be remembered for his love of baseball, western television shows, and Nascar, especially his favorite number 3 driver, Dale Earnhardt. Ray had so much goodness about him and had such a love for his friends, family and most importantly his much adored grandchildren and great grandchildren. He lived a full life as wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed by those whose lives he touched most.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, memories will be shared by one son, Brad Koon(Mandy), two daughters, Tammie Ralph(Travis) and Jennifer Jackson(Kerry), one sister, Connie Shelton(Doc), two brothers, J. W. Koon and Phil Koon(Brenda), and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends.
The family would like to give a special thanks to his care givers Dr. South and Heather Cornelius.
Ray is proceeded in death by two brothers, Wayne Koon and James Koon, one infant sister and two infant brothers.