It's with a sad heart that I write this post. Oliver Ray Pack has passed on to an eternal rest. He was a good friend and mentor and has been instrumental in my treasure hunting education. Ray preserved some of Oklahoma's most interesting treasure history. Four decades ago he was able to acquire the remnants of Joe Hunter's treasure maps and the tea kettle watch.
There was much more to Ray than treasure hunting. He was very giving of his time and knowledge and on more than one occasion helped those in need. His sense of humor was something to behold. He also had a great knowledge of history.
Due to health reasons we were only able to share in one adventure together over the past few years. It was a memorable trip to eastern Oklahoma. One that I will never forget. I was sure we were going to have a "deliverance" moment before the trip was over. You had to be there to really get the full experience of the trip.
There is so much more I could write about Ray, but I can't properly do him the honor he deserves on a blog posting.
His memory will live on through his family and friends, but his presence will truly be missed.
The greatest treasures are not the material things, but those people who touch our lives in a positive way.