B. Ray Bratcher, 92, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Maysville, OK, peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022, surrounded by family at Brookdale Assisted Living, McPherson.
Ray was born on May 11, 1930, in Washington, OK. He graduated from Maysville High School in 1947.
He had been a farmer in both Kansas and Oklahoma as well as a gas plant operator, pipeline operator, and truck driver, but mostly, he was a devoted husband and father.
He served his country in the United States Air Force, stationed in the New York area. On April 15, 1950, Ray was united in marriage to Winonah Frances White in Gainesville, TX. She preceded him in death on February 28, 1986. He married Leona Mabel (Jacobson) Whited on April 3, 1997, in McPherson, KS.
Survivors include: his wife, Leona; children, Mike Bratcher (Lou Rice) of Houston, TX, Kent Bratcher (Rhonda) of Yukon, OK, Gary Bratcher (Donna Taylor) of Dallas, TX, Gary Wayne Whited (Arnell) of Hutchinson, KS, Ron Whited (Carolyn) of Grifton, NC, and Wanda Weyand (Robert) of McPherson, KS; a brother, Garland Bratcher (Vivian) of Maysville, OK; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eula Bratcher; first wife, Winonah Bratcher; and siblings, Joyce Carlberg, Wanda Johnson, and Burnis Bratcher.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson. A visitation will also be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 23, at Winans Funeral Home Chapel, Maysville, OK. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 24, at Winans Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Gamble officiating. Burial will follow at Maysville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the McPherson County Food Bank or Garvin County Food Bank in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS, 67460.