Spalding County is located in the west-central part of Georgia and
encompasses 201 square miles. Bordered by Clayton, Coweta, Fayette,
Henry, Butts, Lamar, Pike, and Meriwether counties, Spalding County
lies 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta and 55 miles northwest of
Spalding County is a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area
Commissioner Raymond T Ray Jr.
1000 Springer Drive, Griffin, Georgia
Raymond Ray is a native of Griffin where he attended the
Griffin-Spalding School System and graduated from Griffin High School
in 1976. He attended North Georgia College, where he graduated in
1980. Upon graduation from North Georgia College, Raymond was
commissioned as an active duty officer in the United States Army
Engineer Corps where he served on numerous assignments overseas and in
the continental United States until his retirement. He left active
duty in 1991 and joined the United States Reserves at which time he
returned to Griffin. Raymond worked in Real Estate until recalled to
active duty for Desert Storm. After his temporary duty, Raymond worked
as a Federal Civil Servant until 1996 when he again returned to
Griffin as General Manager for Dan J Smith Distributors, Inc. Raymond
works for PetroSouth Inc as a Territory Manager.
Raymond holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from
North Georgia College. While serving on active duty, he worked toward
his Masters Degree in Business with Embry Riddle Aeronautical College.
Additionally, he has earned many course completion and training
certificates from the United States Army which include financial,
administration, logistics management as well Combined Arms Staff
College. He has served as a member and Chairperson of the
Griffin-Spalding Board of Education, Second District Seat from
2000-2008, member and Chairperson of the Griffin-Spalding Educational
Foundation and the Griffin-Spalding Partners in Education since 2000.
Raymond is a member of the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce
(1999-present). Raymond is a current member and past president of the
Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club 2008-2009 where he received the Rotary
District 6900 Sheffield Leadership Award.
Raymond is married to the former Edith Dallas of Griffin, Georgia.
Raymond and Edith have five children between them; Megan Burton,
Amanda Warren, Toby Ray, Taylor Ray and Laurel Goins with three grand
children, Mykala & Easton Burton and Ansley Ray.
Raymond is the son of Grace and Raymond T Ray Sr. Raymond has two
older sisters, Gail Dean; & Ginger Smith and a twin brother, Waymond.