The family will receive friends Friday, July 11, 2014, from 5 until 9 p.m. at Abundant Life Church in Townley. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Church. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.
Burial will be at Carbon Hill Memorial Gardens. Ken Morris and Donald Guthrie will officiate.
Bray retired from the Carbon Hill Utilities Board after 25 years. He worked for the Town of Eldridge for nine years. He also served on the Carbon Hill Utilities Board until his death. He was a member of Carbon Hill Lodge No. 494 FAM.
Bray was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Leah Matney Bray; parents, Clarence "Rat" and Lora Bray; brothers, Bobby Bray and Billy "Bones" Bray; brother-in-law, John Paul Matney; and sister-in-law, Sandra Bray.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary (Bray) Bourland and son-in-law, Willie Bourland, Jr. of Carbon Hill; sons, Jim Bray and John Bray of Carbon Hill; grandsons, Matthew John Bray of Carbon Hill, Jonathan Bray of Hamilton and Jaycob Bray of Double Springs; granddaughters, Tiffany Leann-Hope Bray of Carbon Hill and Madeline Bray of Greenwood Springs, Mississippi; brothers, Clarence "Brother" (Martha) Bray and Johnny Bray; sisters, Betty (James) Morton, Margie (Jimmy Ray) Miles and Shelia (Marvin) Pschirer; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jamel Henderson, Conner Madison, Kevin Cosby, Gary Miller and Tyler Mederrous.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carbon Hill "Misfits," Carbon Hill Manufacturing softball team.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571