Bryan Kenneth Bray
October 10, 1941 – December 17, 2020
Bryan Kenneth Bray, 79, of Stephenville, passed away December 17, 2020 in Stephenville.
A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Kory Koch officiating.
Bryan was born in Clayton, New Mexico on October 10, 1941 to the late Otis K. and Dorothy Stevenson Bray. He married Judith Echols on October 21, 1961 in Amarillo, TX. Bryan worked as a cattle buyer for and retired from Tyson Fresh Foods in November 2006. Bryan was a lifelong leader and supporter of 4-H, FFA and High School rodeo. He received the Texas 4-H Distinguished Leader Award in 1980 from Texas A & M Extension Service. When he retired, he couldn’t get to Stephenville soon enough to be close to his son’s family particularly the grandchildren. He attended all their activities in school, rodeo and sports and was their biggest supporter. Bryan was a member of Oakdale United Methodist Church.
Bryan is survived by his wife, Judy of the home, sons Ken and wife Billie Bray of Stephenville, Kirk and wife Becky Bray of Stephenville, Craig and wife Barbara Bray of Stephenville; five grandsons Cade, Ky, Paden, Brazes and Wyatt and one granddaughter Presli. He is also survived by one brother, Gary and wife Dorma Bray of Dumas, sisters Geneva Cockrell of Decatur and Eileen and husband Johnny Bearden of Dublin along with six nephews and three nieces.
Bryan had three sons and two grandchildren who competed for the Tarleton rodeo team. Throughout his life, he had a true fondness for the university and their rodeo program.
The Bray family set up a Bryan Bray Memorial Scholarship to support the Tarleton Rodeo Program. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Tarleton State University at Box T – 0260, Stephenville, TX 76401 In Memory of Bryan Bray.
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