Honoring the Life and Dedication of Ray George

December 1, 1946 – March 28, 2020

Ray George believed. He believed in our mission, he believed in the abilities of our staff and other mentors, and he believed in the value of every student he worked with. We  will miss him…his smile, his enthusiasm, his dedication.


REACH Memphis captured Ray’s heart and his can-do spirit captured us. Our first business scholar group was his brainchild. Our Student Executive Board would not be the strong face of REACH Memphis that it is today without him. Every meeting – and in between – he was working with our students while encouraging them, pushing them to be all they could be, laughing with them, and celebrating them. His friendships extended from high school into career.


Join us as we post pictures, comments, and more about a man who was loved by many, admired by all who knew him, and will be missed for decades to come. Ray’s legacy will live on at REACH Memphis. Stay tuned as we post some of “Ray’s Rules of Leadership” and continue to remember a man who touched so many in so many powerful ways.

Student Reflections

Mr. Ray was such a thoughtful, caring, and sincere individual. He treated each one of us at REACH like family. He was not only a mentor for academics and our future; he cared about our interests outside of school as well. He would always ask me how golf was going, and he even mentioned going to a course and playing a few rounds with him although we never seemed to find the time. He would give us his Grizzlies or Tigers tickets when he couldn’t attend them himself.

 

-Ricki Le (cont.)

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