KENNETH BRETT MABRAY LONG BEACH, CA- Kenneth Brett Mabray, 51, passed away in Long Beach, Calif., on June 3, 2019 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born in Houston to Thomas Chambers Mabray and Brenda Wentz Mabray on January 18, 1968. Brett resided in Victoria as a teenager and was a 1986 graduate of Victoria High School. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, before relocating to California. He was whip-smart and very mechanical and could build anything. His passion was automobiles, and that passion turned into a livelihood that garnered him respect in the California car-customizing community and beyond. He often appeared on nationally-syndicated, car-restoration television shows, including "Overhaulin'" with Chip Foose, as part of teams of experts who would restore automobiles to their former glory or transform them into imaginative and unexpected vehicles. Brett is survived by his father and stepmother, Thomas C. (Pepper) Mabray and Patricia Mabray of Bradenton, Fla; brother, Thomas C. Mabray, Jr. of Spring; stepsister Cybil Carrigan of Cleveland, Texas; stepbrother Donovan Carrigan of Kingwood; uncle and aunt, Dr. Richard Mabray and Edwina Mabray of Victoria; and special cousins D'Ann Mabray Shippy of Frisco, and Michael Mabray of Victoria; as well as other uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Brett was predeceased by his mother. Donations in memory of Brett may be directed to the Shriners Center Transportation Fund, which supports children receiving care at Shriners hospitals. Please send donations to: Shriners Center Transportation Fund - Al Amin Shrine, 2001 Suntide Road, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78409, 361-241-5353; or to a nearby Shriners Center.
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