Ray is the senior partner of Garrett Friday & Garner. He is a native of nearby Pontotoc County but has called Oxford home since enrolling in Ole Miss upon graduating from West Union Attendance Center in Union County.
Ray is a graduate of Ole Miss, having earned his B. A. with a triple major in English, history and political science. After completing his undergraduate studies he enrolled in both the University of Mississippi School of Law and the University of Mississippi School of Business through the joint J.D. / M.B.A. program. This allowed him to attend law school and graduate school in business simultaneously and he graduated with both his Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration in 1995.