“Racin’ Ray” Lord, age 62, of Savannah, passed away Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at his sister’s residence.
A native of Savannah, he was preceded in death by his father and mother, Chester Lord and Ouida Durrance Lord and his youngest brother, Harry Lord. He is survived by daughter, Christy Lord High (and Terry Joe Risher) of Houston, TX, sisters, Joyce (and Maurice) Petty of Savannah, GA and Dianne (and Ed) Novinger of Cedar Town, GA, brother, Gary (and Joyce) Lord of Savannah, GA, sister-in-law Sharon Lord of Richmond Hill, GA and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ray was a veteran of the US Air Force and ended his occupational career of over 25 years with Gulfstream Aerospace. He also dedicated over 20 years to the Richmond Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
An avid racing fan, he spent over 40 years racing, supporting, and grooming the next generation of race car drivers at Oglethorpe Speedway Park and Swainsboro Raceway.
His generous nature led him to donate financially, spiritually and physically to various local schools and charity organizations. Family ask that donations can be made to any of Ray’s favorite causes which he was a sponsoring member of: USO, The Georgia Special Olympics, United States Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
An informal service will be held at Oglethorpe Speedway Park, 200 Jesup Road, Pooler 31322, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00pm. Family will receive before and after service at the home of Ray’s sister, Joyce Petty, 18 Keystone Drive, Savannah 31406.
The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support and offer their heartfelt gratitude to the Cowart, Drawdy and Carter families for their continued support and lifelong friendship.
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