LEMUEL JEROME BRAY, 83, passed from this life
on Jan. 26, 2002, with burial in Greenwood Memorial
Lemuel Jerome Bray was born May 6, 1918 in Graham,
TX. He graduated from Ranger High School in the
Class of 1936 at Ranger, TX and earned a football
scholarship to Texas Wesleyan College. He earned
his B.S. degree in 1940.
Lem served his country during World War II in the
15th Air Force for 5 years. His duty stations
included Camp Bowie, Jefferson, Missouri and Las
Vegas, Nev. where he married Roberta Harding of
Bowie in 1942. He was transferred to Bari, Italy
during the war. He returned to civilian life where
he completed his M.S. at North Texas State University.
Mr. Bray served as principal at Nocona High School,
superintendent at Ozona, principal at John T. White,
and joined the Fort Worth Independent School District
in 1957. He completed studies in Adult Education at
the University of New York, Albany, N.Y., University
of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Texas A&M University,
College Station and North Texas State University.
He taught at Sam Rosen Elementary and retired in 1978
after serving 12 years as supervisor of the Adult
Education Program for the Fort Worth I.S.D.
He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist
Church and a 58-year Master Mason. Mr. Bray was past
president of the Texas Wesleyan Ram Booster Club and
also active in the Ranger High School Exes program.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother,
John Bray (RHS-1933), and sister, Doris Lepart (RHS-
Survivors at the time of his death are: wife of 59
years, Roberta Bray; son, George Bray and wife, Shryl;
daughter, Bonnie McVean; brother, Paul Bray (RHS-1932)
and his family; granddaughters, Jessica Bray and
Kelsey Bray; sister-in-law, Helen Widelake Harding
of Nocona; and a treasure of dear friends.