Jeremy was born on a cold November morning, the 15th; with a light snow fall the night before. Being only a seven month baby, he was early and born at home. Which was an up-stairs apartment in a house on N. Baird Lane, in Murfreesboro, TN. The house has since been torn down.
He was named after his maternal G. Grandfather, Raymond Lee Allen (Ray).
Angel 1, a new service from Vanderbilt Hospital for pre-mature babies; whisked him away to Vanderbilt Hospital where he remained for a few weeks being treated and operated on for Hylands Membrane Disease. Then to Rutherford County Hospital where he stayed until he was over 5 pounds.
His father worked at the VA Hospital, his mother was a typist at the Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro; at the time he was born. They divorced in 1979.