Obituaries

Michael Steen "Mike" Bray, 69, Shelbyville

Michael Steen “Mike” Bray, 69, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

He was born March 8, 1950, in Shelbyville, the son of Charles and Bernice (Dusenbury) Bray. On November 22, 1970, he married his wife of 49 years, Kathleen “Kathy” Oldham, and she survives.

In addition to Kathy, Mike is survived by his daughters, Adria Anderson and husband, Todd, of Shelbyville, and Emily Coffey and husband, Jason, of Fairland; brother, Timothy Bray of St. Paul; sister, Christie Barrett of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Hunter, Nick and Luke Anderson, and Drake, Trevin and Jase Coffey; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Robin Bray.

 

Mike graduated in 1968 from Shelbyville High School.

 

He was a member of West Street United Methodist Church.

 

Mike was an information technologist (IT) at Shelbyville Central Schools for over 15 years, retiring in 2017.

 

He enjoyed music, going out to eat and traveling, especially to the beach. He also enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels.

 

Mike also leaves behind his dog, Murphy.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Celebration of Mike’s life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, there will be a reception following at the River's Edge Golf Course.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Shelbyville Central Education Foundation, 1121 E. State Road 44, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Mike’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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