In Memory

Jimmy Bray

Jimmy C. Bray, Jr., 55, of Roanoke went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 3, 2020 after a long and brave battle with Cancer. He was preceded by his grandparents and a niece Kalley Bray. Jimmy was a 1983 graduate of Northside High School and was an avid Virginia Tech Hokie fan. He was employed as a Boiler Maker with Norfolk Southern Corporation. He always enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on the New River. Surviving are his fiancé of 21 years, Dawn Justice and her daughter, Tiffany Justice; granddaughters (who lovingly called him "Papa Grinch) Rozella and Autumn Meador; parents, Jimmy C. and Joy Bray; brothers, Steve Bray (Robin Dair) of Roanoke; Stuart Bray (Amy) of New Hampshire; nieces and nephews, Zachary, Brianna, Carter, Jacob, Virginia, Charlie, and Astrid. In addition to his family he will be dearly missed by his devoted dog friend, Chaser. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the SPCA. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2020 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road. 366-0707