Raymond C. Losey, Jr. is presently serving as the Bishop, or ecclesiastical leader, of the Hixson Ward in the Chattanooga Tennessee Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Hixson congregation meets at the chapel located on 3010 Hamill Road. He has served in this capacity since May of 2015 and will serve in this position for approximately five years. All service within the Wards and Branches of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are service oriented and without pay.
Losey retired in 2015 after having worked for 40+ years in the engineering field. He and his wife, Sarah, have resided in the Hixson area for 44 years, where they raised their four children, Kate (Shane), Ginny (Zachary), Chuck (Lauren) and Erik (Kaitlyn). The Loseys are proud grandparents of six grandsons and four granddaughters.
Mr. Losey was born in Yonkers, N.Y. and grew up in the Philadelphia area. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany and Vietnam. Upon his honorable discharge, Mr. Losey moved to Atlanta where he met Sarah, who was attending college at the time. Upon her graduation, they married and moved back to Sarah’s hometown of Chattanooga. Having been raised in different faiths, Mr. and Mrs. Losey searched for a church to raise their family and were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in March of 1975.
Mr. Losey has served in various capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including Sunday School president, executive secretary to the Bishop, Elder’s Quorum president, and a counselor in the Bishopric to name a few. Mrs. Losey presently serves as a counselor in the primary organization, which serves the children ages 18 months to 12 years. Throughout her many years of service in the Church, she has also worked as an advisor and teacher in the Young Women’s youth program as well as a teacher and counselor in the Relief Society – the largest and oldest women’s organization in the world. After his service as Bishop is complete, the Loseys plan to serve a full-time mission for the church.