Johnny Dale Raper
Oct 8, 2013
Johnny Dale Raper
Oct. 8, 2013
Johnny Dale Raper, 72, of Athens, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 8, 2013, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
A native of McMinn County and a former resident of California, he was a son of the late Chester and Hazel Irons Raper. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dean Raper, and father-in-law, Marvin Poyser.
He was a member of the Pond Hill Baptist Church. He was a member of the Al Malaikah Shrine, Scottish Rite of Los Angeles, Calif. He was a truck driver and contractor.
He is survived by his wife, Diana Poyser Raper of Athens; two daughters, Renee Raper and Angela Khachane, both of Athens; one son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Stacey Raper of Niota; one granddaughter, Trinity Raper; five grandsons, Brandon Raper, Ryan Hicks, Jasen Walk, Nicolus Khachane and Austin Raper; one sister and brother-in-law, Portia and Scott Anderson of Athens; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Gracie Raper of Englewood, Tom and Phyllis Raper of Riceville, and Ross and Andrea Raper of Athens; mother-in-law, Juanita Poyser of Athens; and several special nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted noon, Saturday, Oct. 12, at Zion Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Justin Brown officiating. The family will receive for one hour before the service at the church.
The family suggests memorials be made to the National Parkinson\'s Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
If you are unable to attend this service, you may sign the guest register at www.smithfuneral&cremationservicesofathens.com
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens is serving the family of Johnny Dale Raper.