Earl Bray

Posted 6/21/24

Earl Bray age 88 of LaFollette, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at his home. 

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Earl Bray


LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. — Earl Bray age 88 of LaFollette, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at his home.  He was born on October 20, 1935, to the late Jim and Lissie Bray. Earl was a member of Fincastle Church of God and a 51-year member of the Labors International Union of North America. He also enjoyed listening to Gospel music, spending time with family, friends, and his fur babies, AnnaBelle and Baby, and he loved everybody.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Joan Bray; 2 great great grandchildren; brothers James, Epps, Lewis, and Ted Bray; sisters Nellie Lowe, Edna Davis, and his twin sister Pearl Taylor; and his son-in-law Todd Erdman.

Earl is survived by his son Larry Bray of LaFollette; daughter Mary Portner and husband Kenneth of Illinois, Betty Erdman of LaFollette, and Yvonne Weyer and husband Walter of Jacksboro; sister Jean Talbert and husband Chris of Illinois; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; in-laws Suzanne and Bill Huskey, Duane and Kathy Eversgerd, Larry and Angie Eversgerd, Darlene and Mark Lohman and Linda and Rodney Lohman; special niece Terri Mulvaney; and several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 Pm on Sunday, June 23, 2024, in the Chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home (305 E. Beech Street, LaFollette). Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Fincastle Church of God with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Interment following funeral service at Powell Valley Cemetery.

The family has entrusted the care of Earl Bray to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most.”