North Santa Rosa

Billy Vasco Bray

billy brayBilly Vasco Bray, age 78 of Jay, FL was called home September 5, 2014. Billy was born April 1, 1936 in Jay, FL to Charlie and Bertie Bray. He married the love of his life Helen Cobb in 1961. He believed in hardwork and worked for Kerr-McGee, Agrico, owner of Jay Farm Supply, and finally retired after working for Santa Rosa County Road Department in 2005. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and family man. He enjoyed farming, clearing land, raising cattle and hogs, and family gatherings.  A loving Husband, Father, and was known to his grandchildren as Pa, Pawie, & Poppy. Left  to Cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years Helen  and 3 children Roger (Carol) Bray, Bart (Terry) Bray, and  Sherry (Eric) Steadham, 8 grandchildren Bradley (Ashley)Bray; Arissa, Paige, Kolby Bray; Amber, Samantha Steadham; Carrie (Dante)Longo; Rachael Bray; 3 great-grandchildren Hollee, Brooklee, and Chandlor Bray. Sisters; Patsy Fulmore and Joann Bray. He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Bertie Bray, sister Peggy Clifford, and brother Steve Bray. He is gone but will never be forgotten  The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving and compassionate care provided by Century Health & Rehab and Covenant Hospice. Flowers welcome or donations to Covenant Hospice Milton Branch in his memory. Active pallbearers are as follows: Greg Levins, Randy Fulmore, Doug Fulmore, Derek Bray, Rodney Rhodes, Dante Longo, Ivan Hendricks, and Gary Hagler. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Watson, Charles Steadham, Jimmy Jones, Joe Jones, Shorty Floyd, Rufus Godwin, and Bill Clifford.   Funeral services  will be held 3 pm Sunday at Jay Funeral Home   burial to follow at Cobbtown Cemetery. A visitation will be Saturday from 6-8 pm at Jay Funeral Home with Brother Clifford Dixon and Brother Jim Lassiter officiating.

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