Paducah, KY Charles Vernon Bray, age 93, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his home in Paducah, KY.
He was born November 29, 1927 to his parents Jonah and Anna Duley Bray. Charles was employed with Structural Iron Workers Local #1 out of Chicago, Illinois for over 30 years and received his 50 year membership pin from Iron Local #1. Charles was a Master Mason for over 50 years with Sequoit Masonic Lodge #827 of Antioch, Illinois. He owned and operated a lawn care business with his grandson for several years. Charles enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.
Charles is survived by his wife of 61 years Donna Bray of Paducah, KY, one son, Charles Jonah Bray (Sheila) of Spring Grove, Ill, one daughter Mary Ann Meinders of Paducah, two brothers, Robert Bray (Alice) of Barlow, KY and Jackie Bray (Connie) of Barlow,KY. One grandson Mikel Bray of Paducah, KY, two granddaughters, and two great grandchildren. And his precious baby, his dog, "Bud."
He Was preceded in death by a brother Junior Broyles and his parents Jonah and Anna Duley Bray.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 12, 2021 after 12:00 at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter.
Graveside Services will be Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Barlow Cemetery at 1:00 p.m with Rev.Larry Purcell officiating. Interment will follow at Barlow Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
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