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Visitation

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Tuesday April 13th, 2021
1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Tuesday April 13th, 2021
2:00pm

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Carl Wayne Bray

Carl “Wayne” Bray, 84, of Reidsville went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 9, 2021. A funeral Service will be held 2 P.M. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 At Wilkerson Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Jones and Pastor Daniel Bray officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The graveside committal will follow the chapel service at Shady Grove United Methodist Church. Wayne was born in Pittsylvania County, VA to the late Henry Clay Bray and Elsie Chattin Bray. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after 26 ½ years of service. He graduated from Dan River High School in Ringgold, Virginia after graduating he joined the U.S. Army as a Specialist; serving in Korea from 1960-1962. Upon his return home, he attended and graduated from RCC with an Associates of Applied Science. He was a long time member of The North Carolina Blue Bird Society and loved building blue bird houses, oil and Acrylic painting with the senior citizen class as well as writing poetry, short stories and visiting with friends. Most of all he loved his family. He will be missed by all who knew him. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Mildred Collie Bray; stepdaughter, Pam Ferrell Wilson; brothers, Paul, Henry and Norman Bray along with his sister, Nancy Goforth. He is survived by his children, Lisa B. Hanks and husband, Jerry and Carla B. Soyars; grandchildren, Crystal Hanks, Jerry “Brother” Hanks Jr. and wife Amanda and Kayla Soyars; great grandchildren, Bryson Worley, Madison, Savannah, Greyson, Hayden, Bryson Welch and Dakota; sisters, Janice B. Sharpe, Vicky B. Bray and Wendy B. LaFlamme as well as a large and loving extended family. In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the North Carolina Blue Bird Society at 135 Lakeview Drive, Tarboro, NC 27886

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Guestbook

Sorry for the lose of a good friend a dear brother in god

Joe Mcallister Apr 15 2021 12:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Bray

Joe Mcallister Apr 15 2021 12:55 AM

This is Deborah wanting you all to know that Uncle Wayne was a true example of being a gentleman in every way. That big smile you see was genuine joy and he could always make you feel happy in every situation. When he smiled his eyebrows would light up:heart: God bless you Lisa and Carla and all of his family. Mama , (Janice) Aunt Vicky, Aunt Wendy, you were blessed with an amazing brother. He truly made you feel loved. Thankful he is resting in the Arms of Jesus and his rewards are many I am sure,:pray::skin-tone-2: Love and prayers for comfort at this time of closure to one special man. :heart::pray::skin-tone-2:

Deborah Thompson Oakes Apr 13 2021 10:51 AM

GOD GAVE ME THIS GODLY MAN TOO BE MY DADDY. HE WAS THE BEST. I LOVE YOU DADDY, THIS WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. I FEEL LIKE IM IN THE DARK SINCE YOU LEFT. WHEN IT'S MY TIME TOO JOIN YOU AND MAMA AT MY HEAVENLY HOME I WANT Y'ALL TOO BE AT THE PEARLY GATES WATING ON ME. LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER LISA. :cry:

Lisahanks650@gmail.com Apr 13 2021 1:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Bray

Lisahanks650@gmail.com Apr 13 2021 1:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Bray

Jody wilson Apr 12 2021 8:05 PM

Beautiful pictures:two_hearts:

jamie Walker Apr 12 2021 5:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Bray

Debbie Walker Young Apr 11 2021 9:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Bray

Sam & Jackie Wall Apr 11 2021 9:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Bray

Frances Moore Apr 11 2021 8:00 PM

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