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I have such fond memories of working with Ray at the NCEDB and his other adventures. I learned so much from him in those years. He was the best boss. Carol, I am praying for peace for you in this trying time. May God bring you comfort.
R.I.P. My good friend. You will be missed.
Oh, Carol. I am so sorry. I remember Ray’s smiles and his warm demeanor. I’m praying God’s peace and grace for you, my friend. Much love to you.
He was a fantastic brother-in-law. He was always patient with the crqziness of the Reeds He will be missed..
I was fortunate to serve on the Nassau County Economic Development Board with Ray. His knowledge of industrial development and calm demeanor was always a hugh asset to our county. His death is a lost to us all. Carol, our prayers are with you that you will find peace. You were a faithful companion and nurse to Ray through these last difficult days. Remember now Ray would want you to rest. The best of him will always be with you.
It has been a pleasure being great friends with Ray since our days at Camden County High School. After college, we both worked at Union Carbide Corporation. Ray and I shared an apartment together for a year in Fernandina Beach. It was during that time period that Ray met Carol and I met Cindy, our future wives. Ray was one of the most hilarious, smartest, and nicest guys you could ever meet. Rest in peace dear friend!
Ray was a true friend since the 1970's as we grew up during our teenage years in Woodbine, Georgia. Each year our group grew closer as friends, although we were at times separated by miles our group when we got together still recalled the fun days. Ray was always the one that made the group laugh. I still smile thinking about some of the things he said and did. What a wonderful man who remained a true friend through all these years. I will certainly miss him. To Carol, and the Chauncey brothers and sister, please accept my sorrow for your loss.
John and Rosemary Hedden
He said as my friend and truly will be missed. Rest in peace brother.
Ray was a true friend of mine. I am so glad I got to know him and became his friend over 50 years ago when his family moved to Woodbine. He was one of us and fit right in. Easy going, funny and smart. A good guy that I was and still am proud to call my friend. My faith teaches me that our souls live forever and I truly believe I will see him again one day.
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Ray right out of college 44 years ago. Ray was a great friend and mentor to me and my wife Sally over the years. He always had a positive outlook on life even when the going got tough. Ray will be truly missed by all that ever had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP my dear friend.
Raymond M. Chauncey
Raymond Marion Chauncey of Yulee passed away July 15, 2023 at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau after an extended illness.
Ray was born in Screven, GA to the late Marion Nicholas Chauncey and Floyce Duncan Chauncey. He grew up in Woodbine, GA and graduated from Camden County High School. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Valdosta State College followed by a second Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida.
For most of his career Ray was employed by Union Carbide/Dow Chemical/Rhone Poulenc as a chemical engineer in research and development. He was responsible for numerous patents and won many awards for his work.
Ray met Carol, the love of his life, while they were both employed by Union Carbide. They traveled extensively for both work and pleasure. One trip especially satisfied their desire for adventure. In the 1980’s they set off across Europe with little money and nothing but backpacks, maps, rail passes and a camera for Ray to record the trip with remarkable photographs. After twenty-eight days, they knew they would be inseparable.
Ray cherished the many friendships which lasted throughout his life. These relationships went as far back as elementary school. Often Ray and his buddies got together for hunting trips and football games, especially for his favorites, the Jaguars and Bulldogs.
Ray also had a compassionate side. He supported both his parents and mother-in-law in their declining years.
He leaves behind Carol, his wife of thirty-six years; two brothers, Richard Chauncey of Raleigh, NC and Robert (Julie) Chauncey of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Penny Chauncey of Athens, GA as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Ray found great comfort from his dog, Sawyer, and his cat, Abby during his challenging illness.
Ray will be missed and always remembered by the many who loved him. To honor Ray, donations may be made, in his memory, to the Council on Aging, 1901 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
The family is planning a celebration of Ray’s life at a later date.