Raymond “Ray” S. Dwornik, age 93, a Morristown resident for 49 years, was recovering from a brief illness in Grapevine, Texas, where he went to be with the Lord on November 26, 2018. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Stella Dwornik on December 28, 1924. He graduated from Bowen High in Chicago and attended Notre Dame University. In 1954, he moved with his family to Albany, Georgia to work as the Superintendent of Maxwell Brothers Corrugated Box Corp., and then relocated to Morristown in 1969 to work at Union Camp Corp.
Ray was an active parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church since 1969, a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus for 63 years and was installed as a 4th Degree Knight. Known, loved and respected by many, Ray was always there for a friend or anyone in need, having delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and serving as the Chair for organizing an annual Prostate Screening Clinic Day.
Ray was a very caring, loving and humble gentleman, full of life who loved his family. Ray enjoyed visiting with his family, time with church activities, water aerobics and luncheons with his retired friends. He also enjoyed cruising with his daughter throughout the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska, the Mediterranean, British Isles and Norway.
He was preceded in death by Eleanor, his beloved wife of 49 years; his brothers, Chester and Frank; sister, Cecilia; nephews, Bill and Jim; and niece, Eve. He is survived by his children, Robert (Barbara) Dwornik from Colleyville, Texas; daughter, Pam (Eric) Bush from Tampa, Fl.; his grandchildren ,Brian and Lauren Dwornik from Colleyville, Texas; sister, Sophia; nephews, Dwight, Ricky, Dan, Jerry, Steve, and Phillip; and niece, Roberta (Dan) Raba; along with many other nephews and nieces.
A visitation will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 1st, followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment follows at Jernigan Cemetery, Morristown, Tenn. 37814. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.