Raymond Jolley Jr., a career Navy medic and Baltimore native, died of a rare form of lung cancer Wednesday at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. The Bristow, Va., resident was 43.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Ashburton, he was a 1982 Walbrook Senior High School graduate who earned an athletic scholarship to Fisk University in Memphis, Tenn.
After a year at Fisk and another year at the Community College of Baltimore City, he joined the Navy in 1984 and attended school in San Diego. He was later assigned to the Naval Academy's medical clinic in Annapolis.
He participated in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1993, he graduated with honors from the Navy's Independent Duty School in San Diego and later became a chief petty officer stationed in Sigonella, Italy. In December 2001, he was part of a military mission to Laos sent to recover the remains of MIA/POWs. He retired in 2005.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Christian Center World Outreach, 10606 Benchmark Road in Fredericksburg, Va. A full military burial will be at noon Feb. 6 at the Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, Va.
Survivors include his wife of seven years, the former Joann Mavis Carrington; his mother, Frances Flanagan Jolley, retired principal of Dunbar Middle School, of Canal Winchester, Ohio; his father, Raymond Jolley Sr. of Catonsville; and a sister, Jill Jolley Barber of Randallstown.