William Bray, WWII vet, dies at 85

DOWNEY - William Russell Bray, born Sept. 16, 1926 in Shawnee, Okla., to Hardy and Gertrude, passed away on Aug. 9 at the age of 85.Bray served his country during WWII and was stationed on the USS Suwannee, which survived the kamikaze attacks. A spiritual man, he was the longest standing member of the Cornerstone Christian Worship Center. He repaired watches, collected coins and worked in his garden. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three daughters; one son, 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday at the Cornerstone Christian Worship Center with interment at Park Lawn Cemetery in Commerce.

********** Published: August 16, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 18