• "What beautiful tributes people have written about Steve. I..."
    - Renee Bell
  • "During this sad and difficult time please know that God..."
  • "I've known Steve for over 55 years and never heard a harsh..."
    - Joe Morrison
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    - Clark&Mary Yandle
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    - Carlie Caruthers

Ocala - William Steven Bray died April 24, 2014 following an extended illness over the past year. A native of Ocala, Florida he was the son of the late J.W. Bray and Sybil Browne Bray. Steve was born May 2, 1947 and was 66 years old.
He was married to the former Karen Powell. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Laurie Ryan of Atlanta, Georgia, Robby (Jaime) Bray, and Mike (Kerri) Bray of Ocala; one brother Robert (Barbara) Bray; one sister Nancy Bray Bowden (Jimmy), of Ocala; six granddaughters: Maggie, Keira, Madison, Abigail, Ella, and Emily. He also leaves two sister-in-laws Michelle Wehrle (Chris) of Illinois, and Melissa Morgan (Tommy) of Ocala and several nephews and nieces along with many beloved cousins.
Steve was the third generation to own and operate Bray Welding and was a well respected businessman throughout the community.
Friends and family are invited to attend his graveside services to be held Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family request in lieu of flowers please donate to:
Blaine Baxley at:
or any Suntrust Bank for the benefit of Blaine Baxley AMB. Please do this in memory of Steve.
A condolence message may be left at:
Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Bruce Chapel East 2739 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala 732-9944.
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Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce Chapel East
2739 Southeast Maricamp Road Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 732-9944
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014
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