Jesse G. Ray, Jr.
Jesse Ray, Jr. assumed management of the business in August, 1994, after the death of Jesse Ray, Sr. His previous career was with Progress Energy as an Area Manager. Most recently, Mr. Ray had the opportunity to serve as Special Assistant to the Chancellor of UNC Asheville. Mr. Ray is a graduate of Lincoln University, Oxford, PA. He completed additional study at the University of Michigan. Mr. Ray is active in the Community and has served on numerous boards including UNC Asheville, the YMI Cultural Center, Mission Hospitals, American Heart Association and United Way. Mr. Ray is married to the former Donna Morrison and they have four adult children. The combination of growing up in the family funeral business and management experience in both the public and private sector, enable Mr. Ray to bring a distinct level of professionalism, customer service and compassion to serve families as well as lead the staff.