we spoke of the lost of George already but I just wanted to memorialize my thoughts here one last time. As I mentioned earlier, George and I met in the early seventies as police officers in the Columbus, PD. George and I renewed our friendship about three years ago. We would text each other about world events. What impressed me most about George was his intellectual abilities and his capacity to get along and on with most everyone that he met. If you challenged him from an intellectual perspective, it is likely that you would lose. I have to say that I lost many battles with him on this front. As I reflect on our friendship and the communications that we had recently, I'm reminded that it was a tender and touching one. Last year we text each other doing the Auburn/Alabama game. Facing Florida next George text, " well Judd, I don't believe auburn can beat Florida and I can't beat this cancer." His last text to me was at 3:05 Am on the 18th of August. I sent him a response as soon as I got up and recognized that he had called. I wish to God that I had answered the text then. He was positive to the very end and I'm a much better person from having known him, and am so glad that I got a chance to travel a few miles down the road with him. He was a friend of mine.
With deepest Respect
Judson M. Ray