Rickie Wilson Bray

Rickie Wilson Bray, 60, of Richmond, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City.

Rickie was born Feb. 3, 1953 in Lexington, to Grady Wilson and Jessie Lucille (Gantz) Bray.

He worked for Leon Smith Construction Company, Green Quarry and Ray Carroll CO-OP. He was of the Christian faith. Rickie had lived in Ray County most of his life. He was a member of the Missouri National Guard.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille Bray of Richmond; one son, Jason Bales of Warrensburg; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Chuck Hurd of Excelsior Springs, and Judy and Danny Williams of Stockton; one brother-in-law, Mark Williams of Lawson; and a good friend, Johnny Acree of Hardin.

In addition to his father, Rickie was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Allen Bray who died in infancy; and one sister, Lisa Williams.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Missouri Conservation Department.

There will be no services, although a visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Inurnment will be at a later date.

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