Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jack Bray

Mr. Jack Bray, 88, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2010, in Lufkin, Texas. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Andrew Pearson officiating. During WWII, he answered the call of his country by serving in the U. S. Merchant Marines. Mr. Bray was a Baptist by faith and, by profession, he was the plant manager for Arco Plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Elk Lodge.He is survived by his wife, Blanche Bray of Broaddus, Texas; one son, McKinley Bray of Bellvue, Nebraska; one daughter, Lila “Patti” Chmelar and husband, Frank, of Caldwell, Texas; stepson, Timothy I. McCollough, of Houston, Texas; one stepdaughter, Lea Ann Geraci and husband, Tony, of New Caney, Texas; three sisters, Peggy Bradley and husband, C. M. “Hook,” of Mobile, Alabama, Joyce Jones also of Mobile, Alabama, and Rissie McNeel of Century, Florida; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lila Maude Bray; parents, McKinley Charles Bray and Ernie Mae Miller Bray; two brothers and two sisters.In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi, is handling local arrangements