November 10, 2013
Mr. Ralph Melville Jean. Age 85 of Kingston, Tennessee passed away on November 9, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Jean was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church Community and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of Elks (BPOE) Roane County Lodge #2024 and served as an Exalted Ruler. He was born March 29, 1928 to Charles Melville and Myrtle Hubbard Jean in Seattle, Washington. Ralph was a devoted Father and Loving Husband. He was a former Steel Company Executive with Roane Electric Furnace Co. & Tennessee Forging Steel. He was preceded in death by his Parents.
He is survived by:
Wife: Donna Bodelson Jean
Children: Linda Lou White of Ormond Beach, Florida
Theresa Rae Hockman (Norval) of Kingston, Tennessee
David John Jean (Vickie) of Harriman, Tennessee
6 Grandchildren: Christina (Eddie) Grabowski, Angela (Todd) Braid, Michelle Dodson, Lauren & Ryan Jean
5 Great-Grandchildren: Ashton & Chandler Braid, Olivia Grabowski, Reese Kelly, & Cora Hansen.
The Family would like to express Special Thanks and appreciation to his caretakers Pat Givens, Rita Holt, Covenant Health Hospice Nurses & Chaplain Tom Rayford.
Funeral Mass and Visitation Arrangements are as follows: Thursday, November 14, 2013, The Family will receive friends from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary. A Rosary Service will follow. Friday, November 15, 2013, A Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harriman at 11:00am. Interment and Concluding services will be held following Funeral Mass at Kingston Memorial Gardens in Kingston, Tennessee. Father Michael Sweeney will be officiating. In Lieu of Flowers, The Family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 535 Margrave Dr. in Harriman, Tennessee. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood, Tennessee is directing the services for the Family of Mr. Ralph Melville Jean.
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