Richard (Dick) Wells Bray
Richard (Dick) Wells Bray, 78, of Shinnston, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 26, 2023 at United Hospital Center with all of his family by his side.
He was born March 7, 1945, in Owings, a son of the late Paul Bray and Lola Mae Wells Bray.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Bray Ledbetter, and his step-dad Clyde Weaver.
Dick is survived by his loving wife and soulmate of 58 years, Carol Sue Price Bray of Shinnston; two daughters Sandy Bray Martin of Morgantown, and Debbie Bray Crabtree and husband Heath of Boyce, Virginia; grandchildren Shalynn and Shyann Sears, Savannah, Mason and Olivia Crabtree; great-granddaughter Blakely Goulette; brother Merrill and wife Priscilla Bray; half-brothers Eddie, John, and Charlie Weaver; brother-in-law Zerl Price, and several nieces and nephews.
He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the US Navy for four years. After his tour of duty, he worked at Owens-Illinois, and the rest of his time after that was a coal miner having worked at Williams Mine, Robinson Run, and the rest of the time at Murray Energy.
He was a member of the Shinnston American Legion and Shinnston Moose. His favorite past times were golfing at Bel Meadow Golf Course and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.
His life was centered around his loving family, and especially his grandchildren and great-granddaughter. He loved them all very much. They were the sunshine of his life.
Viewing will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023 at Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston, from 2:00PM-7:00PM, followed by a brief conclusion given by Pastor Chris Shingleton.