On Tuesday, Charles “Ray” Holbert, loving husband and step-father of two children, passed away at the age of 74. Ray was born October 4, 1947 in Knoxville, TN, to Margret and Charles Holbert. In April 1986, he married Mary Keller-Dunbar. He was worked for Pepsi Cola for 35 years and was a retired Army veteran. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Ray had a passion for God, family, and fishing; his dedication to serve the Lord was admired by many. Ray is remembered for his great personality, infectious smile, and kind heart. Ray was preceded in death by his mother and father: Margret and Charles Holbert; sister and brother: Dottie Holbert and James Holbert; stepdaughter: Angie Douglass. Survivors include his wife: Mary Holbert; son: Greg Holbert; stepson: Scott Dunbar; grandchildren: Zac Stanton, Abby Dunbar; three great-granddaughters: Emma, Laynee, and Aizlyn; sister: Bobbie Woods. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, 215 Heroes Drive, Mountain Home, TN 37684. The Rev. Danny Ellis will officiate. Nick and Holly Bailey will have special music. There will be no formal visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society, P.O. Box 792, Greeneville, TN 37744. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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