September 16, 1951 – October 29, 2018
Ray was born in Springfield, MA and moved to Oklahoma City with his family when he was 4 months old. He graduated from Putnam City High School in 1970 and attended Oklahoma University. Ray went to work at General Motors when it opened in Oklahoma City until retirement in 2002. Ray will be missed. He was a true "Friend of Youth" and would do anything to help kids. He has been with PCO since roughly 1979. First a coach in Al Ranger's soccer league then as a baseball coach at PCO and sometime in the early 80's joining PCO and helping with complex maintenance, coordinating and anything else that he was called upon to do. Even with health issues of late he still liked to help with the scheduling process. His smile, laughter and friendship will really be missed. Ray always had a positive attitude and a dry sense of humor he inherited from his father and passed onto his sons. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and also loved sailing, watching football and OU Sports. He was a wonderful family man. Ray enjoyed spending time and traveling with his family. Anywhere he went he usually had at least one boy with him if not all. Friday night dinner with his parents; helping to take care of his mother in law during her illness. Ray was preceded in death by his parents Robert Ray and Clara Elinor Brayton, in-laws Elmer and Carrie Young and brother in law Steve Young. Ray is survived by his wife Penny, sons Kristofer, Zachary and Brett Brayton Sister Gail and Jerry Shackelford, brothers Jon and Arlene Brayton and Peter and Barbara Brayton. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. Honorary daughter Brandi and Keith Proffitt and family. Honorary sons Sean Taylor, Brent Williams and Matt Clements.
- Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018
- Celebration of Life Friday, November 2, 2018