Everett Bray, age 79, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Western Prairie Senior Living in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born October 27, 1939, in Ashland, Kansas, the son of Albert Alvin and Anna Jewell (Larrick) Bray.
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Everett grew up in Ashland and graduated from Ashland High School in 1957. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in the Philippines. Everett married Janice Duncan on November 22, 1965, in Ashland. He was the store manager for Ideal Grocery for several years; and retired as a Well Tender for Williams Natural Gas. Everett loved to bowl and participated in many state tournaments. He was an active member of Country View Baptist Church, Western Antique Tractor Club, and VFW. Everett also enjoyed helping with hayrides for children and hunting pheasant, and was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan.
Everett is survived by his son, Danny Bray of Amarillo, Texas; and brother, Harold Bray and wife Marilee of Chapman, Kansas.
Everett is preceded in death by his parents, and wife Janice in 2008.
Memorial service will be Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 10:00 AM at Country View Baptist Church in Ulysses with Pastor James Berry and Reverend Sam Bynum officiating. Inurnment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery with military rites by Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79. Memorial contributions may be given to Everett Bray Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.