August 27, 1949 ~ October 8, 2017
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.