Ray George Campbell, 68 of Stone Mountain Georgia passed on October 8th 2017. He was born August 27th 1949 in Stone Mountain Georgia. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Linda and his son David. Ray and Linda met in 1976 at Greenwood Stables helping her with her new horse. They were married in February of 1977, in Stone Mountain Georgia. February 12th of this year they happily celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary together looking forward to many more. Ray graduated from Stone Mountain High School in 1967, then shortly after drafted into the US Army. In the military he did a tour in Vietnam, followed a tour in Germany for the remainder of this time in service. Upon his return home he spent some time as a college student, skip tracer, ran a trim business with his brother and father to then lead to his life of career sales. As a salesman he sold from cars, trucks, wreckers, forklifts, car care products to finally automobile body parts where he retired. Throughout it all Ray’s love of horses was always a prideful point. He loved working with horses, teaching youth, working with 4H, and collegiate groups. Spent many weekends with his family showing, training, and judging horse shows. He loved to be able to inspire tomorrows horseman to build and better the sport. To top it all as a parent he was a horse whisperer, soccer coach, baseball coach, football coach, hunting guide and teacher, shooting coach and driving instructor. Above all a friend and mentor alike to his son and all the kids he helped along the way. As a dad he reached for the stars but always remembered where the ground was, to keep us all on level ground and aspiring for that next rung on the ladder. A memorial will be held at 2pm Saturday October 14th 2017 at Wages and Sons funeral home in Stone Mountain Ga following the wake from 12pm to 2pm. Following the services a Celebration of Life will be held at the Atlanta Northlake Elks Lodge where Ray was a long time member to celebrate and rejoice over his life with all the friends and family he loved so dearly, so please join us for a salute to a man who tried to bring joy to so many.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP my friend.

  2. So very saddened by Ray’s passing. So many memories of him at Stone Mountain High School. We will miss him dearly.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s death. He was a wonderful man and his smile and hugs will be missed by many. Above all else, he was a good man!

  4. I am so sorry , Ray has been a friend since we rode bikes at 9 years old, many great memories with this family.

  5. It’s a sad day when we lose a good man. Good men like Ray are getting more difficult to find. A good friend and classmate, he won’t be forgotten. May the Lord comfort his family in this time of loss.

  6. I am so saddened about the lost of Ray Campbell. I will always remember all the times he came in to get his hair cut with Linda. He always made me smile and laugh. My thoughts and prayers go out to his lovely wife Linda and his amazing son David. Ray will always be in my heart.

  7. We rode a lot of miles on horses and had a lot of fun when we were younger at the shows. Ray was always there for me as a friend. My prayers are with you Linda and David. Even though we parted ways as we grew up I did catch up with him on Facebook and we never missed a beat. He left a legend for being a cowboy and a friend. Rest in peace my friend. We will meet again on the trail in heaven.

  8. Barry and I would like to offer our condolences to the Ray’s family. He was a friend since childhood, through school.
    He and Barry are fellow Elks.
    Ray has a special place in Heaven!

  9. One of the last bastions of the good old days. Gregarious and gene! He’s healed of all infirmities now ! Sheltered forever now,in the arms of God!

  10. Worked with Ray for many years, my thought and prayers go out the the family, who lost a husband, a father and for me a co-worker, May he rest in peace

  11. What a heartfelt tragedy. Ray has done so many favors for me when he didn’t have to whichI so greatly appreciated. I’m so sadden to hear of this of the passing of this great friend

  12. So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I’m glad I got to talk with him at the reunion we had last year. My heart goes out to his family during this difficult time.

  13. My family and I grew up with Ray as one of our neighbors in the 50s and 60s. I always enjoyed talking to Ray about the old days whenever I ran into him. RIP Ray, I’ll miss your stories

  14. David & Mrs. Linda,
    I loved Mr. Ray so much and always loved to show under him. Many great memories in my younger horse showing days! Great judge, mentor, father, husband and one helleva COWBOY! RIP Mr. Ray. I’ll see you on the other side.

  15. Ray was a cousin and a friend. He tried to show me how to ride a horse but I just wasn’t the rider he thought I could be. I have fond memories of Ray as we grew up and some after. He was a great singer, dancer and could play the drums like nobody else. He will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace my friend. Linda, David, Pat and Kenneth, my prayers are with you during your time of loss. God Bless you all.

  16. Linda, I can not tell you how sorry

    Linda, I can’t tell you how shocked and upset that we were about Rays death. We will be out of town during funeral, but our hearts are with your family. Ray was a great man and will never be forgotten. Love, Karen and Fred

  17. I will miss Ray deeply, he was truly an awesome person. Every time I went to the Elks lodge, I always look for him. Ray was a one of a kind person who was loved by everyone. Rest in peace brother..

    David and Dawn Schakett

  18. We lived two doors down from Ray and his family for a number of years. We were friends and family doing a lot of activities together. RIP Ray.

  19. Ray and I was raised in the same neighbor and hung out together for years. Losing Ray is like losing a brother. I wish really miss my friend! RIP my brother, I will see you on the other side!!

  20. I was so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was a friendly classmate and a fine person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers to all the family. God bless you.

  21. I’ve known Ray all my life. We were neighbors for many years. I grew up next door to him and his family and enjoyed visiting them often. He will be missed, So sorry for your loss ❤️

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