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Ray Brookshire

Otha Ray Brookshire, age 82, longtime Iowa Park resident, died Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010, at Grace Tabernacle Church in Iowa Park with Pastor Kendall Graves officiating.

Burial will be at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.

Ray was born July 12, 1928 in Bluegrove, Texas to Ross L. and Cora Faye Truitt Brookshire. He married Beatrice Bennett who preceded him in death April 13, 2009. He was retired from the maintenance department of Certain-Teed Corporation. He was also a self employed roofer and carpenter. He was a member of Grace Tabernacle Church.

His parents, wife, daughter, Audrey Brookshire Duggins; sons, Terry and Bennett; and sisters, Dorothy Faye Johns and Mary Pearl Meador proceeded him in death.

He is survived by his children, Peggy Lance and husband, Ken of Iowa Park; Mikel Budge Brookshire and wife, Geneva of Alvin, Texas; James Randal Brookshire of Wichita Falls, Texas; Harold Tracy Brookshire and wife, Laura of Cleburne, Texas; Jeffrey Clark Brookshire and wife, Suzie of Iowa Park; and Christina Lewis and husband, Greg of Iowa Park; 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; brothers, Glenn Brookshire and wife, Jackie of Lakeside City, Texas and Tony Brookshire and wife, Cathy of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, September 24, 2010 from 7 until 8 p.m. at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls P.O. Box 4804 Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 or Grace Tabernacle Church of Iowa Park, Texas.

Condolences may be offered at www.duttonfuneral

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