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Michael Jerome 'Smurf' Bray, 64, to be buried in Casey Co., KY

Michael was the beloved husband of Kimberly. He is at heart a disciple, protector, teacher, and student, as well as a great husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Mike had a passion for teaching, especially to youth and sharing God's message of love. Michael dedicated his life to serving the community, church, family, friends, and acquaintances. Mike is described as "the busiest retired guy", 0 to 60, an "ALL" guy, not an all or nothing, everything is ALL. We hope he has touched your life in some way.
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Michael Jerome Bray "Smurf", age 64, of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, retired City of Blue Ash, OH Police Officer went to be with his heavenly Father on September 4, 2018.

We invite you to share in this memory on Friday September 7, 2018 at 4pmCT/5pmET with funeral following at 6pmCT/7pmET at Strawser Funeral Home, 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio with Brother Earl McGuffey and Brother Aaron Faucett presiding. Private burial will take place at later date in Casey County, KY. Local arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.



Michael Jerome 'Smurf' Bray, 64, Cincinnati, OH

Michael loved living life.

He is at heart a disciple, protector, teacher, and student, as well as a great husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Mike had a passion for teaching, especially to youth and sharing God's message of love. Michael dedicated his life to serving the community, church, family, friends, and acquaintances.

Mike is described as "the busiest retired guy", 0 to 60, an "ALL" guy, not an all or nothing, everything is ALL. Michael did not think God was preparing him for home. Mike said "God has more work for me to do on earth." We hope he has touched your life in some way. He is survived by
  • His loving wife Kimberly

  • His three wonderful children, Micah (Jessica), Aaron, and Tara (Max) and sister Donna (Keith) Griffin

  • Grandchildren Peyton, Eli, Ari, Lily, and Brolie.

  • Send condolences to the family of Michael Bray

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart of the Outdoor (His Pins), Hospice of Cincinnati, or toward funeral costs to Strawser Funeral Home.

    McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY is in charge of local arrangements.


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    Michael Jerome 'Smurf' Bray, 64, to be buried in Casey Co., KY



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