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Willard Ray Salts, 90, of 205 Michaels Ridge Blvd., Johnson City, died, Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Christian Care Center of Johnson City.
He was a native of Unicoi County and son of the late William “Bill” and Lula Nelson Salts. Mr. Salts was an Engineer for CSX Railroad for 40 years, and was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Salts, 1st wife, Kathleen Salts and son Philip Salts, 2nd wife, June Salts, and sisters Lillian Tolley, Elizabeth Stapelton, Ruth Rothgerb, and Pauline Riddle.
Survivors include his son: David Salts and wife Jodi of Johnson City; and brother: J.B. Salts of Erwin.
The funeral service was at 8 p.m. Monday, May 2, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Dr. Allen Davis officiated. Vocal selections were under the direction of Janice Johnson. Musical selections were provided by Becky Manful.
The committal service will be held Tuesday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish to attend, should meet at Evergreen Cemetery by 10:50 a.m.
Serving as pallbearers are: Roger Campbell, Donald Shelton, Tracy Teal, Preston Chapman, Billy Proffitt, Brent McCracken, Jeff Campbell, Rick McInturff, Norman Wright, and Allen Green. Honorary pallbearer will be John Glover.
Valley Funeral Home is in charge.