Raymond Rosenbaum, 70, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
He was the son of the late Martin and Flora May Bowers Rosenbaum and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Russell, a sister-in-law, Shirley Robinson, and a brother-in-law, Charlie Bryan.
Mr. Rosenbaum was an auto mechanic and a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church. He watched wrestling, loved animals and in his spare time he worked on lawn mowers.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Janet Robinson Rosenbaum, of the home; a son, Heath Parlier and his wife, Christy, Unicoi; two sisters, Cora Greenwell and her husband, Jim, and Betty Crum and her husband, Ray, all of Elizabethton; a brother, Charles Bowers Jr., Elizabethton; a brother-in-law, J.C. Robinson, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Bryan, Baltimore, Md.; his step-father, Charles Bowers Sr., Elizabethton; his special nieces, Ginger Robinson, Sherry Fink and her husband, Mike, Tina Krammer and her husband, Mike, and Kylie Ober; and his best little friends, his pets, Jasper and Tinker, whom he loved dearly. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
The Celebration of Life service for Mr. Rosenbaum will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be under the direction of The Hammonds. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Cecil Nelson, James Arnold, Bobby Rambo, Jimmy Greenwell, Andrew Miller, Ron Reed, Eric Hyder and Edward Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Lowe, Tony Bowers, Glen Hyder, Junior Johnson, Larry Nelson, Howard Otey, Robert Quinn, Randy Taylor, Roy Whitaker, Roger Lewis, Rev. Bill Greer, Alfred Jones, his friend, Jim, the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home Skilled Nursing Unit, the 7th Floor Staff of the Johnson City Medical Center, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad and all of his church family at Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Brenda Persinger, Judy Ashworth, Pearl Hilman and Sherry and Sam Lowe for all their love and support. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Rosenbaum family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.