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Jimmy (Jim/Martin) Ray

Jimmy (Jim/Martin) Ray

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03/20/19 12:55 PM #1    

Nick Nicholson

So sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing. Jimmy, Mike and I grew up in the same neighborhood, and were friends from childhood through our years at Broughton. I have such fond memories of the times we spent together. My thoughts and prayers for Mike, and his family. RIP, Jimmy, my dear old friend.


03/21/19 12:52 PM #2    

Charles Stott

This deeply saddens me. My heart and prayers go out to Mike and the entire Ray family. Jimmy and I were very good friends through high school. About 20+ years ago, at a class reunion I told Jimmy that both my senior year high school and college annuals were missing, understandable after so many moves over so many years, especially for a hoarder (meaning they will likely show up at some point). Jimmy photocopied his 1963 Latipac (every page!) and gave the copy to me. That was a caring, thoughtful gesture, by any measure. That's the kind of guy Jimmy was, and that part of his character is what I will cherish.

03/21/19 02:56 PM #3    

Bill Hube

Mike, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family. JImmy was special; thougthful, smart, friendly, great sense of humor, spiritual. I  know you all will miss him.

Jimmy and I had reconnected in the last several years, riding e-bikes in Cameron Park, meeting for lunch, and visiting at his camp in Maine. My wife, Shera, and I joined him for a day in September 2017 and were amazed at how he had fixed up his rustic place on a remote lake near Mount Desert Island. He loved the place and spent late spring to mid-autumn there, having friends visit to share his special part of the world. I am sad that he is no longer with us, will miss him, but am grateful that he is no longer having to endure the suffering. Peace be with you, brother.


03/22/19 02:46 PM #4    

Andy Pate

So sorry to hear about Jimmy passing.  Knew Jimmy well from junior high on.  What a really nice guy. Our thoughts and prayers to Mike and the family.  Andy Pate


03/22/19 09:48 PM #5    

Jan White


I am so sorry to learn of Jimmy's death.  I have such warm memories of Jimmy from a very young age.  I remember how nice he was and lots and lots of laughing together.  I still remember his laugh after all these years.  I loved being around him.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and all of Jimmy's family and loved ones.  The world has lost a special person.  Even though he and I were separated by time, all these years later, I still feel the loss.  

Jan White



03/23/19 10:50 AM #6    

Vick Moore

Although a twin, Jimmy was truly his own person; what a sense of humor, such a kind and caring guy. Mike, Nancy, and Amanda, we all feel for you at this time, but Jimmy is in a better place.  Just wish I had taken the effort to keep up with him.

03/24/19 10:16 AM #7    

Richard Parsons

Jimmy's family and mine marched along together in another life years ago. We were last close when we were suite-mates in Ehringhaus Dorm in Chapel Hill. I share everyone's memories of his kindness and sense of fun. He and I went off to Hill Hall occasionally and played clarinet and piano. Rest in peace, friend.

03/24/19 10:26 AM #8    

Don Davis

Sorry to hear--Jimmy was one of those rare people , genuinely liked by everyone he touched!

03/24/19 12:18 PM #9    

Nancy Jacobs (Jenkins)

What a lovely guy Jimmy Ray was from childhood through his adult life.  Don Davis is correct -- I can't think of anyone who didn't like him.  I told Mike that year ago, Jimmy and I ran into each other at Johnson's Pharmacy and spent the entire afternoon reminiscing and laughing.  We promied each other we would come to the next reunion but it took him a couple more to show up -- I was (and I know everyone was) delighted to see him.  Sending prayers for peace to all the family.  I know that you will be remembering Jimmy with smiles every time you think about him.  I sure will.

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