Ray Eddington was born and raised in the Lookout Valley community of Chattanooga, TN where he graduated from Lookout Valley High School. Upon graduation, Ray went to work for U.S. Pipe. For 12 years, he also served as a reserve officer for the City of Chattanooga Police Department. He worked with Hamilton County Emergency Services (a department under Tennessee Homeland Security) for which he served as a Special Deputy. He became the Chief over the Command Post and Dispatch and served as such for 15 years. He also worked for Con-Way Transportation.
In 2005, Ray received the first Director's Award given by the Hamilton County Emergency Services for his commitment and dedication to his community as well as for his positive attitude. He was presented the President's Award in 2006 for his service to Con-Way Transportation and was also awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2018 for his continued support of the Forgotten Child Fund, a cause near to his heart.
Upon his retirement, Ray and his wife, Debra, relocated their family to the warmer weather of beautiful Navarre where they make their home in Santa Rosa County. Ray enjoys involvement in his community and meeting his fellow Navarre residents.