October 12, 1939 ~ August 11, 2021

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Michael J. Bray, age 81 passed peacefully at home on August 11th with family by his side.

Diagnosed with NPH and then also with terminal PSP [PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY] he faced the issues uncomplaining. On good days enjoyed everything. On bad dealt thru the issues and challenges.

Born October 12, 1939 to James Bray and Martha Mock Bray at Fort Harrison in Lawrence, IN..where he resided all his 81 years.

Graduating from Lawrence Central High School in 1957 .. attended Purdue University Extension while working at Permanent Magnet Company, in Lawrence, IN until retiring as President after 60 years.

During this time he Volunteered 48 years on Lawrence Volunteer Fire Dept, often speaking on Fire Safety and Drugs at area schools. During this time he lead a Junior Firefighter Program..mentoring those youth to become regular Firefighters, as well as coaching Little League.
Served on Fire Merit Board as well on numerous boards and committees around the City.

In addition..at 21 he started at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Fire Rescue. Later in role as Asst. Chief, he trained and traveled 17 years with The IRL Track Safety Team as well as Track and Pit Firefighters. Health Issues required his Retirement in 2019, after 59 years.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sharon Worley Bray, daughter, Kimberly Bray Inman, two grandsons Elijah Inman and Zach Inman, a brother James W Bray of Minnesota and sister, Gayle Bray Hale of Lawrence; and many friends.

Friends and family will gather on Saturday, September 11th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, Lawrence, with memorial services to start at 2:00pm at the funeral home.

Family and friends are invited to share memories.


Visitation: September 11, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Memorial Service: September 11, 2021 2:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. RIP Uncle Mike. Prayers to the family and friends left behind. You and Patsy Ruch keep God and Jesus laughing!

  3. The Bray family forever holds a very special place in our hearts. We are lifting you in prayer and sending deepest sympathy and love.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bray family at this time. I can tell what an awesome person he was and the earth has lost an amazing person and Heaven has gained an angel!

  5. Condolences and prayers to the Bray family. Allow the memories of your loved one to carry you through this difficult time of sorry.

  6. Bless this family. I know they’ve struggled for quite some time. But their love of family is a strength to be envied.
    Rest In Peace, good sir. You will be missed.

  7. Sharon…
    You and Mike made a wonderful godly example for us all to pattern our marriages after.
    He was a kind man of great spiritual strength. It has been our privilege to know him as a brother-in-Christ.

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