March 19th, 1957 – May 14th, 2018
The beautiful life of Charles Bradley (Brad) Bray ended on Monday evening. He was surrounded by his entire family, and he passed peacefully at home. Brad was an extraordinary human being, charming all with his dry wit, intelligence, and fun-loving spirit. All who knew him adored him.
He was preceded by his mother Carolyn Ann Irwin Bray, and he is survived by his daddy, Claude A. Bray Jr., his sisters Claudia Bray and Carolyn Bray Linn, his soulmate and wife Edith Drenthe Bray, and his adored daughter Brinkley Ann Bray.
One of his favorite quotes was “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were made for”, and he lived his life exactly that way. He and his family traveled the world together, living life to the fullest.
His mantra was: “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” Brad loved nothing more than family togetherness. Brad was awarded many times in his life, with the Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honor Society, Rotary International Scholarship, Most Outstanding Student of French at UGA, and he graduated at the top 5% of his graduating class. Brad spent 27 years with his second family at Delta Airlines, focusing on international customer service.
A memorial and life celebration for Brad will be held Saturday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Peachtree City Christian Church. Sunflowers are welcomed as well as contributions to the Glioblastoma Foundation. Dress colorfully to reflect Brad’s colorful life and spirit!