Getting to Know Ray Prescott

By Steve Panetta

Ray Prescott and his wife Louise have been married for 40 years and have lived in Big Canoe for 20. Ray grew up in Anniston, Alabama; attended Auburn University; and was a proud member of the Marine Corps. His occupation for 40 years was an accountant. Ray now works in the Wellness Center and Golf Shop. He and Louise have two children and three grandchildren, all living close by
in Dunwoody and Woodstock.

Q: What is your favorite breakfast?
A: Definitely a Duffer’s sausage and egg biscuit.

Q: What is the last book you read?
A: “Never Look Back,” by Lee Child. One of my favorite characters is Jack Reacher.

Q: If there was a movie about your life who would you suggest play you in the movie?
A: Probably Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.

Q: What’s your favorite vacation?
A: We took a group vacation/tour of Ireland and Scotland about four years ago. It was incredible.

Q: When you think back. can you remember your favorite childhood birthday present?
A: Yes, it was getting a bicycle. It was big surprise.

Q: Do you have a favorite meal?
A: I enjoy pasta and seafood but my favorite is still meatloaf.

Q: How about a least favorite food?
A: Yup, I hate Brussel sprouts.

Q: Is there a talent or skill you wished you had?
A: Yes, I always wished I could play the piano. Or the drums.

Q: What is the oldest thing you own?
A: We have furniture my grandmother passed down to my mother.

Q: If you take a road trip, are there any must-have items?
A: Well, I know I’ll need my sunglasses and probably some trail mix.

Q: Any advice you’d like to give to your 20-year-old self?
A: I think I would advise him to work hard—no slacking—and if something seems to come easy, it still deserves the attention and effort to make sure it’s done right.

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