James R. “Jimbo” Bray

December 3, 2015

James R. “Jimbo” Bray 64 of rural Lafayette, died at 1:40 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2015 at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  Born April 10, 1951 in Lafayette, IN to the late Robert M. & Wanda A. (Lehman) Bray.  He married Pamela A. Maish on February 29, 1988 in Mulberry, IN and she survives.  Jimbo was a 1969 graduate of Wainwright High School. He retired after 33 years from Rea Magnet Wire in Lafayette. After retirement he worked construction at M & E Enterprises with John Ellison. His memberships include a lifetime member of the Mulberry Conservation Club, member of Tippecanoe Steam & Gas Power Association and he was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, playing euchre, and loved antique cars. Those who knew Jimbo knew he was passionate about his 1930 Model A Ford. He has taken his Model A eleven times up the hill at the Newport Hill Climb and he also enjoyed attending the Frog Follies Car Show in Evansville with his 1948 Panel Truck. He also enjoyed motorcycles and owned a Harley. Family and friends were most important to Jimbo, as he considered his friends to be his family.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wyandotte Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Hill Climb, c/o Newport Lions Club, P.O. Box 398, Newport, IN 47966. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

Wife Pamela A. Bray of Rural Lafayette, 2 Sons: James C. Bray of Lafayette, Jeremy R. Bray of Lafayette, 1 Daughter: Jodi A. (Mike) Stull of Lafayette, Sister: Sarah (Jim) Winter of Lafayette, Brother: Ralph (Connie) Bray of Camden and 7 Grandchildren,

Preceded by:

his parents, a brother, Ronald Bray, father-in-law, Charles L. Maish and brother-in-law, Gary L. Maish.


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22 Condolences for “James R. “Jimbo” Bray”

  1. Debbie December 3, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    So so sorry for the loss of our friend who is like part of the family. you will greatly be missed r.i.p

  2. Scott Pott December 3, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Jimbo was one of the best guys I’ve ever known, can’t imagine life without him!

  3. Jenny Harris December 4, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Pam and family,
    I was sorry to read that your husband had passed. Did not know Jimbo but certainly, know you and your siblings. I did let Kathy know of your loss. Thinking of you and your family and keeping you in prayer at this sad time. Take care.

    Jenny (Camp) Harris

  4. Stephen D. Gifford December 4, 2015 at 8:45 am

    May God comfort the family and friends of Jim. I worked with Jim at Rea Magnet Wire for years. He was a good worker.

  5. Kathy Camp December 4, 2015 at 9:13 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. I feel for you all, but I’m at a loss for words.

  6. Jenni Martin-Heazeltine December 4, 2015 at 9:42 am

    So sorry for Jimbo’s family’s Loss. He was a great guy. He will be missed by many. Prayers are with you Pambo and family..God Bless…

  7. Estel and Lois Rex December 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

    We were sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We had him here to do work for us several times and we knew if Jim did it, it would be done right. He was a joy to be around. May God bless you and your family.

  8. Sindee Sheets December 4, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Pambo,so sorry for your loss. I have alot of good memories with the both of you. You were a great couple to have as friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sindee aka… Lucindafer

  9. David Becklehimer December 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. He was a great, fun guy. We have happy memories of him at Alan’s pond. He will be highly missed. Dave and Pam Becklehimer

  10. Peggy Reese December 4, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Pam , I was speechless ( I can hear Jimbo piping in with “that will be the day I am speechless”) and stunned when I heard of Jim’s passing. He was so full of life and lived it bigger and better than most. Your world just took a tail spin and if I can do anything just let me know. Jim will be missed by us all and know that we are all here for you as you figure out how to navigate this. Prayers for comfort for you, the family and friends.

  11. Roxy Sutton Burgess December 4, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Pam. Sorry for your loss.

  12. Kelly and Lisa Mahoy December 4, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to you and the family.

  13. Lisa Floyd Hernandez December 4, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim you were an amazing all around person and I was truly blessed for calling you friend.

  14. Veronica Given December 5, 2015 at 2:52 am

    I’m so sorry for all of you. May God Bless everyone of you that has been robbed of his wonderful self.. Oh so too early .. God, I can’t believe this has happened ..so sad!

  15. Jenny Grayless December 5, 2015 at 8:55 am

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Pam, you and your family are in my prayers!

  16. Tom Chambers December 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Jodi & Family
    Very saddened to hear of Jimbo’s passing. He was a man that never met a stranger. Then he would make a stranger feel warm and welcome. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Tom

  17. Marge Broach December 5, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Pam, Thinking of you and remembering all the laughs we shared at the clinic. I never met your husband but I am sure he was a lovely man since you chose him. God bless you and your family. Marge

  18. Carolyn (Bray) Shockey & Mark Shockey December 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May God be with you in the time of grieving. God bless you and your family. Love, Carolyn

  19. Marshall Miner December 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Very sorry to hear of Jimbo’s passing. He truly was one of a kind, the good kind…Pam please except my deepest sympathy…
    Love you,

  20. Becky Krick (Gray) December 5, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray God puts his arms around you and everyone and loves you through your hurts. R.I.P. my school friend!

  21. The Garriott’s – Rick, Deb December 6, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  22. John December 8, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I hope things gets better for you.

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