Raymond “Ray” B. George, Jr., 68, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 after an extended illness.  He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond B. George and Edith Council George of Suffolk, Va.  Ray was a 1973 graduate of Forest Glen High School, Suffolk, Va.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Gail George; his son, Raymond “Jay” B. George, III (Maggie); his sisters, Robin G. McLean (Archie) and Lisa G. Robertson (Dale); stepmother, Vicki J. George; stepchildren, Rhonda Distler (Brian) and Edward Johnson; his grandchildren, Tyler, Katie, Kaylee, Kendall, Tasha and Skyler; and his great‐ grandchildren, Kimber and Jase, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and their families.  He also leaves behind his faithful companion, his dog, Chrissy.

Prior to suffering a disabling injury in an automobile accident in the early 1990s, Ray worked as an insurance agent with American General Life & Accident.    He also had served as an officerforthe Franklin (Va.) Police Department.  Ray was a member of Bagby Memorial Church.  He was a member of Robert Morris No. 150, Order of the Eastern Star, a Mason belonging to Nottoway Masonic Lodge No. 147, former Board Member of Petersburg American Red Cross, member of The Gideons International, a member of the Burkeville Ruritan Club, and was a two‐term Mayor of the Town of Burkeville, Virginia.   During his tenure as Mayor, he and a citizens committee were instrumental in saving the Norfolk & Western/Burkeville Train Depot (built in 1915) and getting it moved to a site owned by the Town.  It has now been rehabilitated and is currently serves as the Town Hall/Police Station for Burkeville.  He was also involved in establishing The Alms House, Inc., a local non‐profit food distribution facility whose volunteers gather donated food and distribute it to disadvantaged individuals in Burkeville and the surrounding area. Ray loved his family, animals, football, the beach, vehicles of all kinds (and keeping them clean), working with his hands and was generous to a fault.  He never met a stranger.

A service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., at Ash Camp Baptist Church, 8687 Church Street, Keysville, VA 23947.  A time of visitation will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall.    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alms House, Inc., P. O. Box 84, Burkeville, VA  23922‐0084.   The Browning‐Duffer Funeral Home is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Burton and Connie Smith

    03 February 2023 1 year ago

    Gail, Edward and family. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers . Let us know if we can do anything. Love and hugs.

  2. Steve and Glenda

    03 February 2023 1 year ago

    Robin and Lisa, and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your brother. I know your hearts are really saddened at such a great loss. Our prayers are going up for you all. May God bring healing to you soon. The community, church and so many organizations have had a great loss of a very special hard working man. We love you all.❤

  3. Mark Kitchen

    04 February 2023 1 year ago

    I ll miss you old friend. Redskins games. FPD
    I could always count on you.
    Love you Brother,

  4. Carole Okeeffe

    04 February 2023 1 year ago

    So sorry, Lisa and family. What a good person he was.

  5. David Watts

    04 February 2023 1 year ago

    I met Mr George over in Farmville , I was quite impressed and blessed at the same time , really enjoyed talking to him , he was not lost for words , my kinda fellow and I’m sure a friend to many ,

  6. Scotty Hamlett

    05 February 2023 1 year ago

    Jay and family. I am sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Sherry Coates

    06 February 2023 1 year ago

    My heart aches for the loss of a really good man. My love and prayers to the family.

  8. Frieda Whirley

    09 February 2023 1 year ago

    So sorry, Jay. Will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  9. Rodney & Shelly Watts

    09 February 2023 1 year ago

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Ray was a good man. He will surely be missed. Many prayers are being sent to his family. – Rodney & Shelly Watts

  10. Daphne & Glenn Norton

    11 February 2023 1 year ago

    Ray was truly dedicated to serving his community and loved by many. He was a good friend you could always count on and generous beyond measure. Many prayers for his family.

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