BRALLEY JR. William Duane February 4, 1958- October 11, 2018 William Duane (Flat Top) Bralley Jr., 60, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 11, 2018. He was born February 4, 1958 to Donna and William Bralley Sr.; He is joining his father, William Bralley Sr.; his wife, Doris Smith Bralley; and their dog Bandit; and several other family members and friends. As a child Jr. grew up in south Salem (South Salem River Rats). He enjoyed playing in the river, sports and going to the park. He always enjoyed hanging out with his friends and family. Jr. was an awesome football player and wrestler at Glenvar. He went on to follow in his father's footsteps to become a truck driver. He met his wife Doris Smith, the love of his life and enjoyed the short time he had with her. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing and treasure hunting. Surviving to cherish his memory are his parents, Donna and Wayne Jobe; brothers, Victor Bralley (special friend Jeanie), Kenny Jobe; sisters, Risa HIghberger (Jim), Cindy Cundiff (Shannon), Tammy Perdue (Mike); stepson, Tony Smith (Melisha); step grandchildren, Sam and Leanne Smith; brothers in-law, Carson Thomas (Joan), Bev Thomas (Gloria), Terry Thomas (Paulette); sister in-law, Carol Weeks; and many aunts, uncles cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. There will be a service to celebrate Jr's. life 2 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 at Lotz Vinton Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, Va. 22202 Online condolences may be made at


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I am very sorry for your loss. When we loose a love one, our hearts hurt and we experience the sting of death. The Bible encourages us when we read John 5:28-29. Jesus has given us hope that we can see our dear loved ones again and we will be together as a family. Isaiah 65:20-25. The Bible calls death an enemy 1 Cor. 15:26. Also Reverlations 21:3-4 confirms that. God wants us to live forever on earth with no suffering nor pain but an enjoyable life. Psalms 37:11,29 is a hope we all are looking forward to. I’m sorry for your loss. Words do bring comfort but the Bible heals.

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