No public services will be held for Roy L. Bray, 86, Lawrence. Cremation is planned.
Mr. Bray died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at his home.
He was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Stockton, Kan., the son of Hubert Charles and Nancy Gertrude Rea Bray. He graduated from high school in Menlo, Kan., and later served in the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Bray was a cabinetmaker, and had worked for Reuter Organ Co. from 1974-79. He then began working for the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Standards, in 1979, and retired from there in 1989. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with the family.
He married Oma May Pascoe on Jan. 19, 1947, in Lawrence. She survives of Vintage Park in Baldwin City.
Other survivors include two sons, Roy D. Bray and wife Katie, Raytown, Mo., and Charles L. Bray and wife Debbie, Loveland, Colo.; two daughters, Lori D. Sloan, Johnstown, Colo., and Priscilla L. Schaner and husband Thom, Greeley, Colo.; a brother, Robert C. Bray, Santa Maria, Calif.; a sister, Wanda J. Samuels, Baldwin City; six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Audrey Sue Bray, and a brother, Donald H. Bray.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
My heart goes out to the entire Bray family at this difficult time. Fond memories, togetherness and a lot of love will pull you all through. I will keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers.
I always looked foward to the times Uncle Roy would come to visit. He would always make me smile.There was a time when I was a small child that I wondered if he was actually santa because he had such a long snowy beard. Lots and lots of wonderful memories. He will be missed greatly.
Mr. Bray’s Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Roy was such a friendly next door neighbor; even helped us with our fence when it blew over this summer. We could always count on coming home and seeing him sitting out on his driveway with Liz just watching the world pass by. We will miss him.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris and Candace Moore
So very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Lisa (Moore) Flanders
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