Lonnie Ray Cloninger, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from complications from the corona virus. He was in the Air National Guard in his early adult hood and retired from the Kroger Food Company. He was a member of Swannsylvania Baptist Church where he was instrumental in the monthly food pantry ministry. His pantry workers will surely miss his tireless work and preparation in getting ready to feed the community. He dedicated his life coaching children’s little league sports, and worked along with Teresa in Special Olympics for many years. He had many titles, but the one he was most proud of was coach.
He is preceded in death by his father, Randolph Cloninger; sister Carolyn Cloninger Farmer.
He is survived by his wife, the love of his life for 16 years, Teresa Ann Branton Cloninger, formerly of Morristown; mother, Mary Lee Cloninger; brothers, Allen (Helen) Cloninger and Dale Cloninger; children, Robert (Robby) Jason Cloninger of Morristown, and Brandi Marissa Cloninger of Morristown; grandchildren, Kyle and Hudson who were the joy of his life.
Memorials may be made to the food panty by check to: God’s Willing Vessels, P.O. Box 1168, Dandridge, TN 37725.
A memorial service is being planned for a later date.
Arrangements by Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home.
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