Robert (Bob) R. Wray, Sr.

Sep 8, 1928 – Aug 21, 2017

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Robert R. (Bob) Wray, Sr.

Bob passed away on Monday evening, August 21st surrounded by his family at the age of 88.  He was born on September 8, 1928 to Dorothy and Raymond Wray and grew up in the Seattle/Georgetown area attending local schools.  He served his country in both the Army and the Merchant Marines and from there became a jeweler by trade and loved this business until the end of his life.  Bob was a past member of the Des Moines City Council, Burien Water & Fire Commissions, the Elk’s, the Eagle’s and the VFW as well as other groups and organizations.  Bob was a longtime member of Southcenter Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow.  Bob is survived by his daughters Liane Kerr of Bellingham, Jo-Ann Andrew (Mark) of Normandy Park, Tina Riggle (Ed) of Burien; his sons Robert Jr. (Guadalupe) of Des Moines and Michael (Jennifer) of Auburn; and by seventeen grandsons and granddaughters who all loved Grandpa Bob.  Also survived by his sister, Sharon McCandliss of Burien, Washington.  Visitation at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial in SeaTac on Tuesday, August 29th from 3-7pm, followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, August 30th at 2:00pm.  Memorial contributions requested to the Seattle Salvation Army in the name of Bob Wray, Sr.


Mrs. Debra Louise Lloyd-Zavala
Portland , OR
Aug 27, 2017

Dear Sharon, and Wray family, I am so sorry for your loss. We prayed for Bobby Wray when he had the heart attack. We had hoped the prayers would be answered. The Patriarch of your family is at rest now and I'm sure he is so proud of his family members who will carry on. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. My father died last October at 90 years old and it was very sad so I know you are all feeling strong emotions and thinking of all the good memories of Bobby Wray. But it is very hard to lose a beloved family member. May God Bless all of your

Myrna Encinas de Pedroza
Cd Obregon, Sn
Aug 26, 2017

Dear Wray family,

Letting you know that we are with you in this sad moments. I am so thankfull with Grandpa Bob for making feel Ines at home, He opened his heart as he knew to do it. We will be praying for him and we keep him in our hearts. Thanks life for being in our lives.

Dave Evenson
Seattle, WA
Aug 25, 2017

Peace and grace to all the Wray family for a life well lived - in service to his country and love for his family.

Rusty Fallis
Olympia , WA
Aug 25, 2017

Peace to the Wray family.

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