Raymond Hoyt Guettner, age 81, of Kingston, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Wilbur and Beuna Guetter; brothers: Glenn, Harmon, and Houston Guettner; sisters: Evelyn Byrd, Mary Katherine Culbertson, Barbara Oody, and Eva Grace Parker; infant daughter: Laurie Catherina Guettner; beloved uncle: Hoyt Robinette; and treasured cousin: Tom Guettner.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Thelma Scott Guettner of Kingston; daughter: Julie (Greg) Kelly of Kingston; son: Taylor (Dana) Guettner of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren: AnnaLauren Kelly of Atlanta, Jackson Kelly of Kingston, and Samuel Guettner of Knoxville; sister: Elsie (Sam) Frayley of Rome, Georgia; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Raymond was a member of Young’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kingston but most recently faithfully attended Riverside Baptist Church in Harriman. He served his country as a member of the US Navy Sea Bees and saw active combat in Vietnam; he retired from TVA-Kingston Steam Plant after 30 years of service. Special thanks to Ben Atchley State Veterans’ Home Knoxville staff for their compassionate care and service.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 20, 2023, from noon until 1 p.m. at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston with the funeral immediately following, Reverend Greg Kelly presiding. Interment will be held at Lawnville Cemetery after the service with full military honors, by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard and U. S. Navy. Instead of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Riverside Baptist Church Building Fund.

Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston is serving the family.


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