Condolence: What a wonderful blessing it has been to have Ray and Rachel and family as our friends for over 30 years. I know how proud he was of his children and grandchildren. I worked with Ray at Syntex and McLaren Hart for many years and was fortunate to get to work with both Rachel and Ray and some other family members at The Forrester Group. When you work with such special people they seem to become your extended family. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you in the months and weeks ahead. Love to you all.
Condolence: Ray and I worked together on many projects from 1995 until shortly before his death. Ray was a consummate professional, a man of great integrity, and a person of abiding faith. I respected him and will miss him greatly. Just days ago, I was thinking how great it would be to have Ray on a project I am working on now. To his family and colleagues, my prayers are with you. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to know and work with Ray for so many years. We had great times and enjoyed some wonderful successes together.
Condolence: Rachel, Thad, Ben and Leah,
Ray was a wonderful, caring, and strong person. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to know him and work for him. He was the person who walked in the room and you always knew that everything would be OK. He made life better for many people. Mike and I are in England, but I am thinking of each of you and sending my prayers to each of you, his wonderful family.
Kathy and Mike Rankin
Condolence: Rachel, I have been praying for you and your family. Ray was my Brother's best friend, and a man that my Mother adored since his early childhood. Ray was special to my family before I was even born! I am sure my Mom was quick to celebrate his joy seeing Jesus. I will continue to pray for your whole family. What a great man of God and a rich legacy he left for all the kids and grandkids. Blessings always!
Condolence: Ray was a man of honesty, courage, and faith. He loved Rachel and his family and his eyes always sparkled when he talked about them. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.
I had the privilege of working for Ray for more than 20 years. He was a great boss and always encouraged his staff to be at their best in work and life.
I celebrate the life and example of Ray and while he is gone from this Earth he will always be in our hearts and minds.
Condolence: I had the pleasure of working professionally with Ray from 2013-15, when he provided invaluable assistance to my office in a significant environmental lawsuit. Ray was both exceptionally qualified to lend his service, and an exceptional gentleman. He was a kind and thoughtful man, and a man of peace. My colleagues and I will miss him greatly.
Condolence: I haven't had the privilege to visit Berean the last couple of years so was taken aback when I read of Ray's homegoing. Our hearts were heavy when we heard, but rejoice in knowing he has entered heaven's glory.
All the way back to the summer of 1975 when I joined Berean, I have fond memories of friendship with Ray and Rachel. Enjoyed seeing you, your children, and then grandchildren always in your place at church, serving the Lord with gladness. Thank you for your steadfastness and testimony.
Condolence: I've known Ray since he married my cousin, Rachel. Although I only saw him once a year, on vacations from my Eastern home, I knew him to be a godly man, a faithful husband, a loving father, grandfather, & friend, a successful businessman. I am thankful that he united with our family! Struggles & pain, for him, are at an end & I have confidence that he, now, rests with the Father & that we will see him again, by & by. I will be holding his family in prayer, that God will comfort & sustain them in their loss!