Spokane newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, has reported that Amway Founders Crown Ron Puryear, founder of World Wide Dream Builders (WWDB), has died.
Ron & Georgia Lee Puryear joined Amway in 1971 when Ron was working as a bookkeeper and Georgia Lee as a waitress. Within six months they were making enough that Georgía Lee could quit her job. Ron was able to do the same in 1974.
They eventually established WWDB, aka World Wide Group, one of the most successful Amway organisations in the world. He is survived by his wife Georgia Lee Puryear and son Jim Jr and their Amway network of thousands of Platinum and above Amway business owners around the world.
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I was reminiscing about my Amway days today and came across this post on Ron Puryear. I will always remember the great impact this line of sponsorship had on my life. It has nothing to do with Amway and everything to do with God. At one of the rallies Ron and Georgia Lee were at (It was in Maryland maybe Baltimore Convention Center, I know the date was 10-11-1980) Ron read the poem “Footprints”. That poem ministered to me so much I cried like a baby! The next day my friend from high school and her husband got saved. The next day, 10-13-1980 I got saved! Nobody has ever ministered salvation to me before or since, this was a Divine Appointment from God! Every time I have gone through struggles in life, I have lessons learned from my Amway days to help get me through.
I was at a Sunday service and I went forward on a alter call
Best decision in my life
I will am eternity grateful to this man
Amway was a blast also
Loved the people but like all money making ideas there are people who will take what is not theirs
Nothing against WWDB or amway
You may want to investigate WWDB again. The new automated corporate tracking and payment system ( direct deposit from Amway) cuts out any ability for upline errors or greed.
Your teachings are still with me,gracias!
And down with Amway and Quixtar making millions off people
uhhh …. Quixtar hasn’t even existed for many maany years …
….and name one million dollar company that doesn’t make millions off people…
That’s how businesses work. Some do it with products, others with services.
Amway sells products.
If you find a business that does neither, then run for hills.
And down with Krogers, Stater Brothers, Safeway, etc. Making millions off people and giving back nothing but fuel credits.
Your right, down with Safeway, Albertsons, Vons, King Soopers, Bass Pro Shops, Amazon, Macys, Sears, JC Penny’s, Target, …. making millions off people.
I did not know Ron had passed until today.
I was in the business I the late 90s and it changed my life. I was at a function and went
To the stage for one of Ron and Georgia Lees
Altar calls and as a result I became a Christian.
Ron one day I’ll be with you in heaven.
Thanks for changing my life.
You brother in Christ
Well, I did not know that Ron had passed. I was a distributor in 82-83, I idd not follow thru but always thought that MMM is a viable business model. Ron was the most inspirational man I had ever met. He would have alter calls for his downline to accept Jesus Christ as their personal lord and savior on Sunday mornings. I answered that call and have been a christian ever since. I met like minded people in the business and will always have fond memories of Ron. The world lost a Mans man in June this year.
Having alter calls at functions where he ran the tools scam?
You poor, poor man. To be manipulated by a dishonest businessman who used you to increase his own wealth.
And he aggressively converted you into his religious cult. And the worst part is that you admire him.
Men like him who manipulate and control are the kind of men your Christian ideology should cause you to shun and condemn.
Thanks for sharing, Tim. I had a similar experience as you in Amway. At a Ken Stewart conference in 1994, I answered the alter call. While I eventually gave up on Amway, I still can’t deny that “the system” was doing things spiritually that were eternally good for those in attendance. Changed my life forever.
The world is a lesser place because he is gone and a greater place because he passed through here.
Very nice words. Thanks!
Ron & Georgia Lee touched out lives deeply by their love and their love for Jesus Christ. He was a mans man and a gentleman, a man that would give the shirt off his back to anyone with a dream. Ron just gave and gave and gave with his heart. We will dearly miss you Ron, well done good and faithful servant.
Its, crazy, they use god, to scam people
And yet here I am, and atheist. Mind you, never had anything to do with Puryear’s group, so can’t comment on them.
Oh shoot. He died on my (50th) birthday. What a mark he left on me. His presence & his impact (& significance) of what he’s done with his life is only beginning to be felt.
“How will you spend eternity” I used to hear him say.
Does all dispensible rhetoric so easily influence you?
I had the pleasure of meeting Ron Puryear on two occasions. Both times he and Georgia Lee seemed quite kind and sincere. I would love to have met him as a diamond,however I didn’t quite have what it took to be a diamond. my sincerest sympathies to Georgia Lee and family,may God comfort you in your time of loss.
I am saddened to learn of Rons death. He inspired so many people to succeed and live a happier life. He represented the American Dream can come true if you work for success.
Sending my condolences and prayers to the Puryear family and friends, including their Amway family.
I met Ron and Georgia Lee in 1982. Good people with a love for helping others gain financial freedom. They were always willing to help!
Godspeed Ron and God Bless your family!