Raymond S. Inlow

Published 4:06 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Raymond S. Inlow

June 9, 2015

Raymond S. Inlow, 84, of Bainbridge, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Memorial Manor.

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The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Gerald A. Little and Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery with his nephews serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be former BellSouth and AT&T co-workers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, West Bainbridge United Methodist Church, 1513 Dothan Road, Bainbridge, GA 39817, or Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church, 319 E Grow Street, Colquitt, GA 39837.

Mr. Inlow was born March 27, 1931 in Bainbridge, the son of Leroy Lamar Inlow and Annie Godwin Inlow. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and was a member of Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army National Guard for 21 years obtaining the rank of Msgt. and retired from Bellsouth after 33 ½ years of service. Mr. Inlow had a love for sports. He lettered in all high school sports and was a walk-on for the national champion FSU football team in the early 50’s. Ray was a member of the Cairo Fast Pitch semi-pro softball team. Mr. Inlow served as president of the Bainbridge Quarterback Club, a member of the Bainbridge Kiwanis Club, the Bainbridge Mall Merchants, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He coached midget league football, served as a referee for the Georgia High School Association and was a Boy Scout leader in Bainbridge and Colquitt where he once had 7 eagle scouts in one year. He was a member of Colquitt United Methodist Men’s group and was a Gideon for over 10 years. Mr. Inlow was a past board member of West Bainbridge United Methodist Church and served on church missions to the Dominican Republic and other countries in South America.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Ann M. Inlow; his children, Terry Inlow and his wife, Debby, Ricky Inlow and his wife, Helen, Michael Inlow, Kent Richardson, Lisa Jeter and her husband, Jeff, and Bobby Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Cille; his grandchildren, Ty, Brooke, Stone, Mandy, Caleb, Garrett, Joanna, Jenna, Andy, Kelsi and Tyler; his great-grandchildren Holden, Brittany, Kelsey, Jacob, Tyler, Tabi, Kati, and Kyli; two great-great grandchildren, Kenzlie and Braylee. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Lamar, George “Bud”, Edsol “Pug”, Bernard “Bernie” and Leroy.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.