James F. Bray, 74, of Orange, passed away April 11, at his home in Orange. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Daniel Rose of Community Church officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange. Visitation will precede the service starting at 1:00 PM.
Born in Garrison, Oct. 3, 1941, he was the son of Thomas R. Bray and Ethelda Mosley Bray. He served honorably as a Private First Class in the Army National Guard of Texas. James worked as a welder for Bethlehem Steel and was a member of Community Church where he faithfully volunteered with “Men of the Hour”.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tommy Bray and niece, Sabrina Hill.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Darlene Bray; nieces, Becky Flurry and husband Rufus and Renee Martin; great nieces and nephews, Kristin and Karli Flurry, Tommy Martin, Deana King and Lewis Hill and five great-great nieces and nephews.