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Raymond S. Stripling

I found these two photos at a flea market in Piney Flats TN.  I was told they came from an estate sale in Knoxville.  Both are of a man named Raymond S. Stripling. Here he is at age 2 (I believe he’s the one on the left):
The other, unnamed, kid seems to be commenting on something and Raymond appears to be gobsmacked by it.  I cleaned this picture, a Real Photo card, a little bit in Photoshop…it’s not been treated well.
Now, here’s Raymond at 13 with Wag, his dog:
He’s a little stout and seems to have a lazy right eye.  The photo was taken by McCoy Photo Studio, 313 South Gay Street, Knoxville.
In the 1940 census, he’s still in Knoxville working as an auditor for TVA.  He’s married and his wife’s name is Alberta, also from Knoxville.

About Bob Lawrence

artist, photographer, reader, postcard collector, jazz listener

3 responses »

  1. Really cool pics Bob!

    • I barely remember him and his wife. Knew his oldest son, somewhat. ….How time, people, familys fade away.

      “Alberta Nuss Stripling, 96, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at
      NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge. Born May 7, 1907, in Knoxville, she was the
      daughter of Albert and Mary Crowder Nuss. She was a homemaker and a member of St.
      Stephen’s Episcopal Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death
      by her husband, Col. Raymond Scarborough Stripling, on Jan. 27, 1985, and by
      a son, Lawrence William Stripling. Mrs. Stripling is survived by a son,
      Raymond A. Stripling, of Pittsboro, N.C. The funeral will be at noon Saturday, Jan.
      24, 2004, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Craig M. Kallio
      officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville. The
      family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church.
      Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.”


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