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Jordan Scott Bray

• Updated May 19, 2020 at 12:27 PM

ROANOKE, VA - Jordan Scott Bray, Esq, 34 of Roanoke, Va and formerly of Elizabethton, TN and Gate City, Va departed this life on Wednesday May 13th, 2020.

Jordan graduated from Science Hill High School and also attended Elizabethton High School where he was an outstanding three sport athlete and played Basketball, Baseball, and Football. His natural talent of sports led to much recognition, awards, and championships as well as many collegiate letters of interest. His love of sports sparked by the admiration of his own father's athletic achievements Jordan continued to be active in sports even after hanging up his own cleats and pursuing officiating with the TSSAA.

After graduating from high school Jordan attended North East State where he realized his full academic abilities. He then completed his undergraduate studies and received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science at East Tennessee State University graduating Summa Cum Lade. Jordan was accepted to Liberty University School of Law where he completed his Juris Doctorate in 2013. Jordan was a member of the Tennessee Bar and worked as a Magistrate in the Commonwealth of Virginia's 21st Judicial District. He took great pride in his position and his duty of upholding the laws and holding fellow colleagues to his standards of service parallel to none.

During his years of service in Henry County he was able to leave his mark on many others in a professional way that established meaningful friendships. It has been said that once Jordan was sufficiently caffeinated there was no stopping him. His ability to discuss various topics with such intelligence was like that of no other. Jordan's humor gave him an almost superpower ability to lighten even the darkest of moods in people. Jordan was often described as a connoisseur of many things and just when he reached the pinnacle of mastering his latest hobby with the guidance of YouTube, he would then find something else that peaked his interest. Jordan described by many as a larger than life personality that mentored and influenced all of those around him in some of the best ways. 

Jordan is survived by his wife Marah, a woman whom he adored beyond measure and without question. He described her as the best thing that ever happened to him. Vowing to love her both in this life and in the next. The love they shared was something that others described as awe inspiring. A marriage that set the mold and that the two of them together made an unstoppable perfect couple. He is also survived by his youngest brother Ernie maybe the original inspiration to becoming a role model for others as the two of them were inseparable throughout life. Ernie's wife Traci the kindest and most loving sister in law. He is also survived by his six nephews Gibson, Ethan, Rylan, Kayson, Colton, and Masen and his precious baby niece Arissa.

His Grandmother Nellie Scott of Watauga, Tn who laid the foundation for his life to always be a caring and loving man.

Also surviving are his In laws Mark and Teresa Kilby of Salem, Va. Brother in law Jared Kilby. Grandmother in law Dottie Pafford; His uncle Jim Bray of Kingsport, Tn as well as his Aunt Nancy; Uncle Mike Scott of Gallatin, TN and Aunt Brenda; Numerous cousins, extended family, close friends, and wonderful co-workers.

He leaves behind his 4 dogs including his beloved Bernese Mountain Dog (Wyatt) and a very devoted cat Mr. Frances who often waited by the door for him like clockwork donning his own dapper bow-ties.

Jordan is proceeded in death by two of the greatest men in his life his father William Vince Bray as well as his grandfather Charles Virgil Scott.

Jordan's family will be receiving friends at Trinity Memorial Center in Kingsport on Wednesday May 20th from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning May 21st at 11am. A private burial will follow with immediate family only per Jordan's last wishes.

Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to serve the family.

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