ATHENS - David Lewis Bray, Jr., 75, passed away Friday July 26, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, he was the son of the late Cora Lee Dodd Bray and Lewis Bray, Sr. also of Banks County. Mr. Bray was preceded in death by siblings, James Bray, Herbert Bray, Charles Bray, and Rosa Lee Tice. He retired as a Sergeant 1st Class after 28 years in the United States Army. He was a former Director of Banks County EMS, as well as employed with Jackson County EMS for a number of years. He eventually retired from Athens Material Handling in 2006 after 21 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Fortson Bray; daughter, Renea Fortson Anderson and husband Dan, Athens; son, Randall D. Fortson and wife Rhonda, Fredericksburg, Va.; son-in-law, Chris Brock, Homer; sister, Brenda Bray Roberts, Homer; brother, John (Danny) Bray, Toccoa; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Trinity Baptist Church in Athens on Sunday, July 28.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.