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Ray was a lifelong resident of Warrick County and lived on the family farm located three miles east of Boonville on Two Story Road. The farm has been in the Bracher family for over 100 years. He is survived by his wife Bettye (Marshall) and five children; Diane Lamar, Dennis, Sarah Meyerrose, John and Fred. He was a member of St. John’s UCC in Buckskin, IN.
Ray worked as a school bus driver for Warrick County for over 30 years. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Farmer Award, a member of Stranger’s Rest Masonic Lodge # 240 F. & A. M., and The Scottish Rite, as well as Past Master. He was also a former Chairman of the Warrick County ASCS Committee.
Ray was also a long time public servant, serving continuously to represent the Warrick County Council’s 4th District for over 27 years, having held that office since 1978. There were few Warrick County residents who didn’t cross paths with Raymond Bracher at one time or another.
As a council member Ray worked continuously for improved roads, economic growth, and better wages and benefits for county employees and office holders. He was always a strong supporter of better parks for our children and citizens and also worked to provide more funding and resources for area Senior Citizens.
Ray strived to constantly work with the County Commissioners and his other council members to make Warrick County a better place to live and raise a family.