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Richard Lee Bray

October 3, 1941October 9, 2020

Richard Lee Bray, 79, of Columbus passed away Friday, October 9, 2020, at his home. Richard was born in Columbus October 3, 1941, the son of Donald and Charlotte Snyder Bray. He married Judith Morgan June 1960 at the East Columbus United Methodist Church; she survives. He was a toolmaker for Cummins Engine Company from 1960 until his retirement in 2001. He was a former member of the East Columbus volunteer fire department and served as chief for five years. He enjoyed working with computers and worked with the Historical Society scanning in year books. He is survived by his wife, Judy Bray of Columbus; sons, Don Bray of Bedford and Rodney (Lauri) Bray of Keller, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah Ruble of Hope and Katy Bray of Clinton, IN; great grandchildren, Lexin and Beylin Ruble and Bane Schroeder all of Hope. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Bray. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Al White officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to service time Tuesday. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at In keeping with CDC and Indiana guidelines, social distancing must be followed and masks are required. You may also be asked to wait outside due to the social distanced capacity of the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is assisting the Bray Family.


  • Judy Bray, Wife
  • Don Bray, Son
  • Ronald (Laurie) Bray, Son
  • Sarah Ruble, Grandchild
  • Katy Bray, Grandchild
  • Lexin Ruble, Grandchild
  • Beylin Ruble, Grandchild
  • Bane Schroeder, Grandchild

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  • Our Hospice of South Central Indiana


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Burial

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


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Barbara and Gary Morgan

October 14, 2020

Richard was memorable for his kindness, gentleness and generosity. He will be missed.

Gail DeMoss

October 13, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him as a friend from High School and what a nice person he was.

Dave and Mary Ann Foist

October 13, 2020

We are Sorry for The Loss of Richard, and Sending Prayers to Judy and Family!

Mary Sturgill

October 13, 2020

Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Richard sitting out front of your house and giving him a wave as I passed by. If you need anything please let me know

Patricia Voelz-Sandlin

October 12, 2020

Dearest Judy and family...thinking fondly of you today, my friend,..its been a longtime since we played as friends and walked to East Columbus School..may you and yours find comfort and blessings that Dick's journey is complete and he is home with our LORD..

Bev Richard

October 12, 2020

Sending condolences to the Bray family. We are very sorry for your loss. Larry Bray was married to Mark's cousin Angela. I worked with Don at Cummins.

John Tinkey

October 10, 2020

Dick was a good man iknow him all my life johntinkey johntinkey0@gmail.con


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