Dewitt Obits

Thomas B. Bray

 Thomas B. “Tom” Bray 92 of Clinton, Illinois formerly of Wapella, IL passed away 1:58 PM, April 18, 2022 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.


Services will be 10 AM, Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Darrell Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to Clinton United Methodist Church or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.


Tom was born September 9, 1929 in Albion, IL the son of Albert and Violet (Rodgers) Bray. He married Thora E. Watson December 25, 1949 in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include his wife, Thora E. Bray, Clinton, IL; son, Bob (Martha) Bray, Wapella, IL; grandchildren, Sarah (Scott Filipiak) Ehrmantraut, Cincinnati, OH; Cade Bray, Clinton, IL; great-grandchildren, Chelsi Cline, LeRoy, IL, McKenna Ehrmantraut, Boston, MA; 1 great-great grandson, Bentley Cline, LeRoy, IL; siblings, Helen Wilson, Clinton, IL, Dennis (Carol) Bray, Clinton, IL, Norma (Ron) Brown, Bloomington, IL; daughter-in-law, Karen (Denny) Rosenberger, Westcliff, CO.


Tom was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Thomas Bray; brothers, Robert Dean Bray, Harold “Jack” Bray and sister, Wanda Mix.


Tom was an agribusinessman and a lifetime resident of DeWitt County. He was a member of the DeWitt Masonic Lodge AF & AM for 65 years and the Clinton Kiwanis Club for 24 years. He enjoyed traveling and flying his airplane.