Jeremy, like his father Tim and a lineage of Rayls, was very kind, charitable, generous, and hospitable. Describing Jeremy as hospitable is an understatement. He loved entertaining, having fun and making sure everyone else was having fun too. He enjoyed having parties, picnics, traveling and coordinating events with friends, family, employees and business associates. It didn’t matter if he was boating, skiing, gambling, at a sporting event, concert, beach, or just out to dinner, he included as many people as possible.
I most appreciated Jeremy’s intellect. He was the go-to man if you needed sound advice, an astute man. His reputable temperament complemented his intelligence. I would often overhear him talking a friend through a job search, a business opportunity or potential investment. He’d be reviewing business plans and helping explain financials to entrepreneurial friends. He loved business and strategy and I was constantly captivated with his business ideas. He was up-to-date on world news, the market, sports trades, you name it. I loved debating and bantering with him, and miss talking business, economics, sports, and politics with him. I wish I could have seen the grin on his face when the headlines read “Little Rocket Man”.
My sincerest favorite thing about Jeremy is his true nature. Behind closed doors, you wouldn’t hear him speak negatively about people, even when it was personal. He chose to believe the best in people and was forgiving. He was a kind person, a loyal friend, a savvy businessman, a caring and patient family member, a loving father, a responsible partner, and the most inspiring husband. My love, admiration, and respect for Jeremy continue to grow. I hope this organization will honor his legacy and keep his memory alive.
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“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”
– Proverbs 27:17