Edgar Bray, age 89, of Massillon silently passed away on April 14, 2017 following a brief illness. He was born May 28, 1927. Edgar was a graduate of Massillon High School and retired from Republic Steel in 1986. Edgar was a devoted Deacon at Friendship Baptist Church. He was past President of the Massillon Branch of N.A.A.C.P. where he committed to the tireless effort in the fight for freedom. He made many trips around the country in the late 1960's during the civil rights movement and was aggressively seeking equality for all people.
As a great father and a best friend, Edgar's simple, basic and kind hearted personality will be missed but his memories will live forever. The family would like to thank all the doctors for the kind way and extreme compassion shown the past several years.
He is survived by his daughter, Deirdre Bray; his son, Cedric Bray both of Canton and his sister, Edna Bray of Maryland.
A memorial service will be held Thursday April 20, 2017 at 12 Noon at Friendship Baptist Church (920 - 3rd St. SE, Massillon) with Pastor Reginald J. Hye and Pastor Walter J. Arrington officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30am to 12:00pm just prior to the service beginning. Reed Funeral Home CANTON Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing can view this obituary, sign the online guest book and share fond memories at www.reedfuneralhome.com.