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Windal Scott Bray

In Loving Memory

Windal Scott Bray

3/29/1960 - 10/26/2017

Scott Bray was born on March 29, 1960 to Stanley and Paula Bray in Pasadena, Texas.  He attended elementary school in Crowley, Louisiana and finished high school at J. Frank Dobie in 1978.  At his five-year reunion, he connected with his future wife, Susie Chmielowiec.  They married on April 20, 1985 and moved to Cypress, Texas.  They welcomed a baby boy, Wesley, in April of 1988 and a daughter, Angel in October of 2003. 

Scott’s life revolved around his wife and children.  He coached football, basketball and track for Wesley.  He was an active member of Track Houston and coached field events.  He continued to coach when Angel moved into track.  Wesley was a decathlete and competed nationally and internationally.  Scott travelled to all his meets regardless of distance or location.  Angel was active in theater and the Houston Children’s Chorus.  Scott attended all her performances. 

Scott had a passion for motors and cars even as early as high school.  It was not uncommon for him to assist his classmates with work on their cars.  That carried over into his adult life.  He was always there to fix cars for friends and family.  He constantly had project cars in the garage, on the driveway and in storage.  Some of them are still there.

Scott loved sports and played football in high school.  His family heard countless stories of teammates on and off the field that left them rolling on the floor in laughter.

Scott worked in the oil and gas field for over 35 years.  He held over 30 patents and publications.  He was known for being “rough around the edges” but brilliant at what he did.  His opinions and advice were very well respected.

Scott is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susie Chmielowiec Bray, his son, Wesley, his daughter, Angel, his mother, Paula, his brother, Dale, his grandmother, Nola Clyde Tolar, his brother and sister in law, Jim and Gail Sawyer, niece, Jill Sawyer Butler and her husband, Ryan, and children Mikey, James and Joeley, and nephew, Brad Sawyer and his wife, Michelle and children, Kaylen and Sydney and many aunts, uncles, cousins and very dear friends.  He was predeceased by his father, Stanley, his grandfather, P.L. Tolar, and his grandparents, Cecil and Elsie Bray.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 with Rev. Helen DeLeon officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Scott’s memory to MD Anderson at www.mdanderson.org, select donate today/give in memory of, then choose “I’d like to choose where my donation will go”, then choose “fund designated by family” or you may mail in your donation to P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486 or call 713-792-3450 or 800-525-5841.

Condolences may be sent to the Bray family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

November 2,2017 - 6:27 pm

Kent Bray

This is actually a confession to Scott's family. I'm sure Susie knows this, since it happened pretty close to the time they started dating. I'm Scott's cousin. His dad & mine (Robert) were brothers. We were just five months apart. For a while, in 1983, Scott & I were roommates. It was a lot of fun living with him. We had a lot in common...cars, music, beer...and the fact that he was funny as hell didn't hurt. Great times. Then one day, I decided to move out for reasons I can't quite remember. I didn't know how to tell him, so being a coward, I did it while he was gone one day without telling him. I didn't talk to him for a while, because I knew it was wrong, and was too ashamed to face him. I'm sure it didn't hurt him financially, but he had to have been disappointed in me. Scott and I, aside from being cousins, had been really good friends. I think that this essentially ended that close relationship we had. We saw each other on and off over the years, but we never talked about it, and it was never the same. For me, I always carried that shame when I was around him. I never knew how he really felt about it. I heard some things today that I never knew, and made me proud that he was my cousin. To Scott, I'm sorry that I was such a damned fool, and that we weren't closer through the years. To Susie, Wesley & Angel, because of my cowardice, I missed out on getting to know you, and on being a part of a great family. Though you don't really know me, I love you guys, and you're in my prayers.


November 2,2017 - 10:27 am

Sashikumar Mettath

My heartfelt sympathies to the Bray. Scott was a wonderful friend of mine. I am going to miss him a lot, miss his helpful nature and his humor.


November 2,2017 - 11:08 am

Stephen Huber

Thoughts and prayers to your family. Working with Scott was a pleasure! Seeing "Gandalf" the cement wizard every morning in sandals, jeans and a t-shirt made our day. He was a great man and always talked about his kids.


November 1,2017 - 9:03 pm

Mark Vorderbruggen

To the Bray family, your loss is incalculable. There has never been anyone else like Scott and there never will be again. The first week I joined BJ Services back in 2004 Scott ended up underneath my vehicle, saving me from being stranded. From that day forward he was more than a friend, he became almost a second father to me...even though we were just a few years apart in age. Scott, you will be missed by many, many people.


October 30,2017 - 3:30 pm

Michael Dimler

I was shocked to hear about Scott's passing. My thought and prayers go out to the Bray family.


October 30,2017 - 1:55 pm

Jennifer Spicer

My deepest heart felt sympathies for the Bray family. Scott was a wonderful man! Not everyone knew under that tough exterior was a truly passionate, loving and kind man. A man who loved his family and friends deeply. Always willing to help when needed. Scott Bray was a great man and will be missed by so many!


November 1,2017 - 12:33 pm

Sharon Dukes Blackston

Hugs and prayers to Susie and family during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you all.


November 7,2017 - 8:38 am

Erika Spink

My heart goes out to Susie and the family. Scott was a wonderful neighbor and always ready to help. He will be missed by many people and most of all his loving family.


November 3,2017 - 6:24 pm

Sherry Roberts

I'm Kent Bray's sister, Sherry. The last time I saw Scott he was a baby. I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. God bless


October 30,2017 - 8:44 pm

Jianzhao Wang

Our most sincere condolences to the Bray family for the heartbroken loss of this wonderful, kind and good-hearted man. R.I.P, Scott, you will be deeply missed! From Wilmington friends


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