My husband, Charly Ezell, was a very good friend and business associate of Ray. Sadly, Charly also recently passed away on 9-4-12. They are together now.
I would like to send my condolences to Mrs. Boylston and the entire Boylston family. Mr. Boylston was a great man and Safety Professional. He gave me my first real job in Safety at ELB and Assoc (even though I was a Clemson man...he would say). For that I will be eternally grateful. I am sure that I am one of thousands that could say that he had a big impact on my life. It was my honor to have known and worked for him.
Ray had a profound influence on me and greatly enhanced and helped shape my career over the nearly 40 years that we worked together from 1973 through the latter part of 2011. And so fitting that he was buried with a felt tip pen in his shirt pocket. Albert Weaver III
Bobbie, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss.
Clara Weeks Stanton
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Raymond was a kind person who always had time to answer Family History Questions, the first time I called him and said I was from Aiken S. C. He said Hello cousin., we talk for an hour., all of us are indebted to him and his Brother for doing such monumental research on our Family so that we know where we came from. This was not an easy endeavor, research never is. Ray was a Historian and understood the importance of Family and left a remarkable Legacy that we all can keep proud of., Steven Boyleston Aiken South Carolina.
Dear Aunt Bobbie and all the Boylston family, We are all saddened by the passing of 'Uncle Raymond' and although we cannot be with you today, know that we are there in spirit and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was a wonderful man and he made great pancakes! Much love to all of you,
Liz, Matthew's wife, Genoa, Italy
Brooks and Dianne, I offer you and your family my deepest sympathy. I did not know your Father, but I saw the picture of your Dad and He looked alot like you, so after reading the obituary I knew who it was, I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can do anything for you, just let me know. Give my condolences to your family. Rubye & Gene Snyder
Ray, I was sorry to read about your father in the paper. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Valerie Jones Howell
I was very saddened to hear of Ray's death. He was one of the great leaders of the Occupational Safety and Health community in NC and nationally. I worked with Ray for many years while at the NC OSHERC where his wisdom, teaching and mentoring impacted the professional lives of many of our students. I also remember fondly when I was fairly new in my job how you and Ray took me under your wings when our flight back to RDU was delayed for hours one night in Atlanta. Thank you. My thought and prayers are with you and your family. Fondly, Vicki Smith
Blake and I were sad to hear of the loss of your father. May happy memories of good times shared and a life well lived comfort all of you in the empty places you now must walk.
Betty & Blake Aydlett
I had the distinct priviledge of knowing and even working with Ray for a long time. He mentored so many of us in the Safety and Health world and also befriended us. I will truly miss my good friend Ray. My thoughts and prayers go to Ray's family.
Bobbie and Family. I am saddened to hear about Ray's death. I first knew Ray when he implemented his safety program at my worksite in Columbus, GA. I later worked with him at ELB. He was a true professional and a wonderful mentor to me. He will be missed. May God sustain you and your family during this time. Sincerely, Emily Wallace
I was sorry to read about Ray's death.
My late husband, Bob Pierce, was two years older than Ray and five years younger than Sam. They were very close friends. They respected each other. They shared a love for writing, family and small towns in South Carolina especially Springfield.
The last thing Bob read was the draft of Ray's Springfield-Sally book.
My thoughts, prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with you and your family.
I am sorry to learn about your father's death. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.
God looked around his garden and found an empty place.He then looked upon the earth,and saw Raymond(Ray)tried face He put his arms around him and lifted him to rest God's Garden must be beautiful,He always take the best.He saw the road was getting rough,the hills were hard to climb.So He Closed his weary eyes and whispered."peace be Thine."It broke our hearts to lose you,but you did not go alone.For part of us went with you,the day God called you Home.
Bobbie My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. sincerely,Lloyd McNair
Sending Prayers to the Boylston family.
I was saddened to learn of Ray's passing. You, and your children, have my deepest sympathy.
It was an honor and pleasure to know and work with Ray over the years. I have many fond memories of our times together, especially during the ELB days.
You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Such an influential man with a tremendous record of service to society and most notably, to the American worker.
I would like to offer my condolences to the Boylston family. Mr Boylston certainly had many accomplishments in life that, no doubt, impacted many. May the God of comfort strengthen you during this difficult time.
To the Family of Raymond Powell Boylston, Jr.; you have our deepest sympathy due to the passing of your dearly departed loved one. May the comforting hand of God forever keep and guide you from this moment and those yet to experience.
Sending my condolences to the Boylston family. Although I only knew him for a short time, Mr. Boylston was a pleasure to work for and will always be remembered.