Billy Ray Bratton, 1932-2021


Graveside service for Billy Ray Bratton, 89, of Alba were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at Royse City Cemetery, with Dr. Kelly Burton officiating.

Mr. Bratton passed away Nov. 5, 2021 at his residence in Alba. He was born Aug. 1, 1932 in Royse City to Ernest and Jessie Ola Daniel Bratton. Billy married Myra Jean Rayburn in Dallas on Nov. 11, 1955. He worked building and repairing cotton gins nationally and internationally. They lived in Start, La. before moving to Alba in 2004. He attended First Baptist Church, Alba. Billy was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Bratton; two brothers, Pete Bratton and Eugene Bratton; and sister, Juanice Brown.

Survivors include his wife of almost 66 years, Myra Bratton of Alba; two sons, Mike Bratton of Royse City and Timothy Bratton and wife Kathy of Canton; daughter, Debbie Hart and husband Wes of Murchison; sister, Linda Hogan of Lindale; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.