Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1933 RJC

John Bray JOHN BRAY, 68, a former football star & longtime football official and coach, died at Fort Worth, TX in December of 1983. Interment was in Greenwood Memorial Park. Bray, a native of Graham who grew up in Ranger, TX, played football for Ranger High School, Ranger Junior College, Texas Tech University and Texas Wesleyan College, where he was named to the all- Texas Conference team. He played for the Paterson, N.J., Panthers, becoming part of the Panters' 1947 league championship team. Bray later coached football at high schools in Carrollton, DeKalb, Wellington and Brewer. He officiated at Southwest Conference football games and was a member of the Southwest Football Officials Association. He also taught driver's education for the Fort Worth School district. He retired in 1980. During World War II, Bray was a captain in the U.S Army Air Corps and served as provost marshal at Clark Air Field in the Philippines. He married Neil Bray and had a son and a daughter.