Jimmy Rayle Obituary, Annapolis, Maryland, A Life Dedicated to Service – Death Notice

Death: Jimmy Rayle Obituary – In Annapolis, Maryland, Jimmy Rayle, who has lived there for a very long time Recently, they have passed away. His birthplace was Waldorf, Maryland, in the United States. At the high school level, he attended Thomas Stone. He passed away with his family and friends by his side. Jim received the title of Indiana’s Mr. Basketball after graduating from Kokomo High School in 1959. During his time there, he was the captain of the basketball team that won the state championship game. In 1963, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University.

During his time there, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, was selected to the All-American team twice, and established a record for the most points scored in a single game at Indiana University, which he accomplished twice: once in 1962 against Minnesota and again in 1963 against Michigan State. In addition to his time spent serving in the United States Army Reserves, Jim went on to work at Goodyear in Akron, Ohio, where he was also a member of the Goodyear Wingfoots football team.

After the American Basketball Association (ABA) was established in 1967, he returned to Indiana and played with the Pacers for a period of two years. Jim made the first three-point shot in the history of the Pacers franchise while he was playing for the team. He also averaged 11.1 points per game during his stint with the Pacers. In addition, during the 1967–1968 season, the fans elected him the Most Popular Pacer during that time. Following his time with the Pacers, he went on to work for Xerox, where he remained until his retirement after thirty years of sales experience.

The Howard County Basketball Hall of Fame, the Indiana University Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Indiana State Basketball Hall of Fame selected Jim for induction into their respective halls of fame. He was a previous member of the YMCA and a member of the Shell Coffee Club among other organizations. One of his favorite things to do was watch sprint car racing and Indycar racing.

On top of his wife, Nancy Rayl, he is survived by his children, Jim “Jimbo” Rayl (and his wife Laurie), Tom Rayl, and Ginger Fortin; five grandchildren, Jace Rayl, Rhys Rayl, Anna Rayl, Nancy Fortin, and Thomas Fortin; his brother-in-law, Jerry Ousley (and his wife Jayne); his niece, Betsy Ousley Abdulghani; his three nephews, Jon Ousley, Jeff Ousley, and Jimmy Ousley; and a number of cousins. His parents, his son, Tim Rayl, his brother, Charles Rayl, his sister, Nancy Rayl, and his brother-in-law, David Ousley, all passed away before him.

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