Raymond D. Brindley Jr. 75 of Hurley, passed away from his earthly life November 6, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. Private service has taken place at the Masonic Cemetery; Gene Stailey performed sites. Ray was born January 18, 1944 in Highland Park, Michigan to the late Raymond D. Brindley Sr. and the late Ellen Marie Mccaw Brindley. He was a twenty-year retiree from the United States Army he served with the 101st Airborne 2/502 Inf. and II Field Force from 1967-1969. In Vietnam he was awarded Medals and Decorations, among these were the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendations, Army Commendations Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, and Combat Infantry Badge (CIB).He served in three tours in Germany, Vietnam, and the United States, retiring at Ft. Campbell, KY in 1982. After his Military service he attended Western New Mexico University and received his degree. In 1985 he was back in his country service working at Ft. Bliss as a Vulcan instructor until he returned home in 1992. In 1997 he took a job at the Department of Labor in Silver City, NM. In 2007 he retired from the state. He was the father of five. He was preceded in death by his two eldest sons Raymond C. and Joseph Albert. Left to mourn his passing is his loving wife Darlene of Hurley, NM and two sons Raymond D. and John B. and daughter Cheryl A. all of California, many special grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also leaves behind four sister, Ellen Marie Kellen of Texas, Shirlee (Bunny) Satchell of Texas, Blanche Baxter of NM and Nancy Belconis of Ohio, special nephews and nieces. Assisted Pallbearers were Brian Bates, Jeff Bates, Jeremy Sanchez, Tommy Villalobos, Rion Sanchez, and John Torres. Ray was a member of Mason, York Rite, York Rite College. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, “Traditional services and care for your family and friends.” 210 W. College Ave. Silver City, NM. Phone 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.hbrightfuneral.net
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