July 2, 1932 - May 29, 2016
Paul R. Bray, 83, of Hoopeston, IL, formerly of Rossville, IL, passed away at 2:50 A.M. Sunday May 29, 2016 at Autumn Fields Adult Community in Hoopeston. He was born July 2, 1932 in Faubush, KY, the son of Roscoe and Roenia (Emerson) Bray. He is survived by two daughters, Kellie Watson (Mark Butterworth) of Hoopeston, IL and Tina (Bryan) Benso of Corona, CA; two sons, Doug (Denise) Bray of Hoopeston, IL and Paul “Rick” (Janet) Bray of Danville, IL; his honorary son, Sam (Jimmi) Pennington; one sister, Euna (Bob) Foster of Rossville, IL; one brother, John (Dorothy) Bray of Rossville, IL; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his nephew/best friend Sherman (Patti) Love. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Delores Love and Martha Hardy and his honorary grandson, Brock Pennington. Paul worked for Rossville Telephone Company for thirty-three years until his retirement. He served in the United States Navy. Paul was a member of the American Legion where he was a consecutive member for over forty-two years. He loved playing euchre, poker, shooting pool, and going fishing. He especially loved spending time with his family. A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday June 4, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home, with Pastor Miles Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and the Hoopeston VFW Buddy Egnew Post #4826. Memorials may be made in Paul’s memory to the Hoopeston Animal Shelter 901 W. Main St Hoopeston, IL 60942 or Rossville Fire Department P.O. Box 262 Rossville, IL 60963.
Paul R. Bray, 83, of Hoopeston, IL, formerly of Rossville, IL, passed away at 2:50 A.M. Sunday May 29, 2016 at Autumn Fields Adult Community in Hoopeston. He was born July 2, 1932 in Faubush, KY, the son of Roscoe and Roenia (Emerson) Bray.... View Obituary & Service Information
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