Richard Rathbone

Jul 05, 2013
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1940 — 2013

CANTON — Doyle Richard Rathbone, 72, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at his residence.

A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Calvin and Lonnie Carver Rathbone.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sheehan Rathbone, who died in 2009.

He is survived by two daughters, Monica Stevens and her husband, Michael, of Canton, and Vicky Henson and her husband, Tim, of Dillsboro; three sons, Tony Rathbone and his wife, Hope, of Candler, Micky Rathbone and his wife, Teresa, of Sylva, and Ricky Rathbone of White Pine, Tennessee; two sisters, Myrtle Mills and Gladys Hall, both of Waynesville; two brothers, David Hugh Rathbone and Dennis Hall, both of Waynesville; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Robert Elliott, Mark Caldwell and Jerry Nelson officiating.  Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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