Raymond F. Thompson, Jr.

65, of Oro Valley, AZ passed away suddenly at his home April 17, 2013. Ray was born in Washington, DC and graduated with a Master's degree from Howard University in 1972. He returned to Howard University to teach Modern Literature, later earning a degree in Counseling. He served as Counselor at Prince George's Community College and the Prince George's Public Schools in Maryland. Ray and his life partner, Dr. William A. Fry, moved to Oro Valley, AZ in 2001. His passions in retirement were gardening, old movies and his two black Labs, Bertie and Frannie. In addition to his partner Bill, Ray leaves behind a close community of loving friends and many cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013 at VISTOSO FUNERAL HOME, Oro Valley, AZ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The National Association of Black Colleges, the Oro Valley Public Library or Second Baptist Church of Warsaw, VA.

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