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James Allen Ray

Simsbury, Tennessee

Mar 9, 1945 – Dec 27, 2017 (Age 72)


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Family Funeral Care Memphis Obituary

James "Jim" Allen Ray, 72, passed away on December 27, 2017 after a short illness. James was born March 9, 1945 to Beverly Louise Arnold Ray and James Clark Ray in Memphis, TN. He graduated Kingsbury HS, where he set state track records, before earning a BS in engineering at the...

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My deepest condolences to Jim's wife and family. My heart is heavy hearing his passing. What a pleasure it was to work with Jim as staff for Technology Quest at the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree and later for STEM Quest at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. I will miss being with Jim at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit in West Virginia. Scouter Jim, may you rest in peace. I am looking forward being with you once again around the campfire and listening to the...

Dear Charlotte,
I don't mean to intrude at such a difficult time, just wanted you to know if there's ANYTHING I CAN Do here in Simsbury, I am here for you.You and Jim have always been inspirational to Jeff and I... Hitting that milestone of an Anniversary this past August, both being active, interesting, and so warm and welcoming. Your example is one we will always cherish.I cannot imagine the surreal situation you find yourself in....losing someone suddenly is always hardest on those...

I worked with Jim in the STEM Expo area at last summer's Boy Scout National Jamboree. He worked hard to make sure that each scout had a wonderful experience and learned about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

What a wonderful spirit....he will be missed. Our memories of Jim were that he was one of the most intelligent people we ever knew...May you rest in God's loving arms....Barb and Lindell Bast, St. Marks UMC, Florissant, MO

I'm so very sorry. I'm thankful I had a chance to know Jim. He was truly a kind good man. Heaven gained an angel and we lost one of the true good guys.

A true gentleman, a life so well lived. Wonderful memories of our Great Pond Road group of friends. Our deepest sympathies to Charlotte and his family.

I first met Jim in the early 1980s at AVSCOM. I remember Jim seemed to always have a smile and never missed an opportunity to insert his dry sense of humor in any conversation. I always respected and looked up to Jim during our time together at AVSCOM. Jim will be greatly missed. My deepest condolenses to his wife and family.

First row. Tommie Ray, Bev Ray, Frances Meacham Second row. Jim Ray, Beverly Ray, Effie Ray, Beatrice Meacham, Myrtle Meacham

Jimmy was a wonderful,caring man and will be greatly missed. I am so thankful that he kept up his mother's love for genealogy as we shared our family's roots. Also his encouragement to my son as he earned his Eagle Scout award was wonderful. I'll miss you Jimmy.

I will always remember Mr. Ray fondly. When I would go over to visit Kathy during our younger days, he made me feel welcome and like part of the family. I always enjoyed his dry sense of humor. It was great to see him again at Kathy and Bryan's wedding-- the joy he felt was written all over his face. May you rest in peace, Mr. Ray.