Robert Edward Bray
August 28, 1933 – March 9, 2018
Robert Edward Bray, 84, of Leeds, Alabama, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. Robert was born in Hollywood, Alabama on August 28, 1933. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked for V.J. Elmore for 29 years and retired from Alabama Power Company in 1988. An avid Auburn fan, Robert enjoyed various hobbies over the years including wood working, astronomy, and target shooting. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Robie Bray. He is survived by Imogene Gist Bray, his wife of 62 years; his daughters, Ann Bray DeBellis (Tony) of Irondale and Robin Bray McCrackin (Frank) of Dunlap, IL; grandchildren Claire DeBellis Meads, Anna Leigh DeBellis, Daniel McCrackin, Ryan McCrackin, Jon McCrackin, and great-granddaughter Lydia Meads. He is also survived by his brother James H. Bray of Scottsboro. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church of Leeds. The service will be held at noon with burial to follow at Forest Crest Cemetery. Robert was a strong supporter of the Autism Society due to the services received by his grandson, Ryan. In lieu of flowers, you can make a memorial donation to the Autism Society (autism-society.org). Mailing address 4340 East – West Highway, Ste. 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.
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Robert Edward Bray
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March 13, 2018
To have had such a great opportunity of spending his life watching his family grow in love and unity. Your photos really capture what the scripture at John 5:28,29 express as the joy of receiving our love ones back from death. How we all will enjoy living forever here on Earth. (Psalms 37:9-11) My sincere condolences to you all.