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Ray Edward Bilyeu, 67
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Ray Edward Bilyeu, age 67, was born March 22 in Overton County, TN and passed away suddenly January 9, 2023 at his home in Bradenton, Fla. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Mr. Bilyeu is preceded in death by mother and father, Helen and Claude Bilyeu of Portland, Tenn.

In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by sisters, Judy Bilyeu of Westmoreland, Tenn., Sharon (Melvin) Cantrell of Portland, Tenn. and Rose (George) Nunley of McMinnville; brother, Doug Bilyeu of Portland, Tenn.; children, Josh (Chantell) Bilyeu and Shannon (Joey) Smith, both of McMinnville and Heather (Shawn) Ward of Sparta and best friends, Ernest Martin and Tommy Evans, both of McMinnville.

A memorial service was held Saturday, January 14, 2023.

R.I.P Ray, you were so loved.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 18, 2023