Richard D. “Rick” Bray

Richard D. “Rick” Bray, 73, of Carlisle went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 10, 2023. He was the son of Tommy and Ida Bray of Carlisle.

He retired from MRT Natural Gas pipeline. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends. He was a long time member of the Shelby County Bowhunters Association, the Wattensaw Bowhunters Association, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy, a sister, Wanda, a brother, Joe, and a nephew, Jeff Bray. 

Rick is survived by Roxanne, his mother Ida; sons Aaron (Shannon) Bray, Josh Bray; grandchildren Connor (Brooke) Bray, Kaden Bray, Karson Bray, and great-grandson Maverick Bray, sister-in-law Brenda, nephew Greg (Marilyn) Bray, niece Lorie (Rick) Bane, cousin Judy Swaim, and many more cousins, great nieces, and great nephews. 

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Carlisle with funeral services to follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in DeValls Bluff, AR.

26 thoughts on “Richard D. “Rick” Bray”

  1. Keith Gladish

    I always enjoyed our visit and ribbing each other. I consider him a dear friend and will have family in thought and prayers. God Bless you all.

  2. Pamela Del Giorno

    I’ll never forget growing up and him being a good customer at the 11/70. We were friends and I’d be asked to go to friends homes in Hazen for dance parties.

  3. Bray Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

  4. Ricky was always my favorite. He was fun-loving, outgoing and funny. I loved our family reunions when the Enormous Bray clan would get together. With 33 Grandkids (1st cousins) the guys would have a football game & us girls were the cheerleaders. If Ricky ever got the ball, he was gone. He had the most Amazing smile. Love & prayers Carlyn Bray (Carl’s daughter)

  5. Bobbie Guffey Meiner

    Roxanne, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love during this time of loss!

  6. I’m So Sorry To Hear The Passing Of Ricky, You An The Boys An Grands Are In My Prayers In The Days Ahead!
    Love You!

  7. Deborah Kearby

    I’m so sorry for.your families and I pray that God gives you.peace strength, and comfort today and all the days to come. May God.Bless you and your families during this difficult time. 🙏 🩷🙏

  8. Vickie Dooley

    Roxanne and family my prayers are with you all during this hard time. May God comfort you all during this time and in the future .

  9. Roxanne and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers for peace and comfort for your family.

  10. Edwin Vasquez

    Dear Bray Family,

    Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to all of you during this time. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. May God welcome Richard Bray into his rightful place and grant him peace.


  11. Roxanne, we are very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in the days and weeks ahead.
    Dale & Sara

  12. Dale Colclasure

    So very sorry to see this. Praying for entire family. I know he will be missed.

  13. May God bless you and your family with peace! Thinking and praying for you all🙏

  14. So sorry to hear of your loss Ms. Ida. I hope you find comfort that he is no longer suffering. Cling close to those around you.

  15. Roxanne, just found out about Ricky. Losing a friend / family member is always tough.
    We all remember the good times! Which is the best way. Keep on remembering.
    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Frankie Chudy

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