Bedford County Mayor
Mr. Ray has been married to Olivia for over 50 years. The couple has four children: Valerie, Kertrina, Christi (deceased), and Cedric (deceased). They have two grandchildren; Mary and Charles Avent.
He and his wife are members of Bright Temple Church of God in Christ where he serves as the administrative assistant and the financial director.
Ray is a graduate of Bedford County Training School and attended Motlow State Community College. He has served on the Bedford County Board of Commissioners for 28 years (20 of which he was Chairman). He holds four licenses with the State of TN; Class IV in Water, a Class IV in Waste Water, Backflow Prevention license and a Real Estate Broker’s license. He completed 4 years worth of study at the Operating Engineering School at AEDC during his 35 years of employment there. He completed the Bell & Howell Electronics School 18 month course aling with numerous International Correspondence Courses.