Lester "John" DuBray passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022, at his home in Lincoln. He was born October 9, 1966, in Irving, Texas, but spent his early childhood on the Rosebud Reservation, where he was an enrolled tribal member. He later moved with his family to Humboldt County in Northern California.\n\nDuring his youth in California, John played Pop Warner football and was a member of the Northern California Little League Baseball team that won the regional championship. He played the drums in his high school marching band and later joined the Army where he trained as a tanker.\n\nJohn relocated to Lincoln in the early 1990s where he met his future wife Kelly and where their son Chaz was born in 1991.\n\nJohn was known as a hard and dedicated worker. He roofed houses, did general construction and most recently worked at Kawasaki in Lincoln--a job he truly enjoyed.\n\nJohn's constant companion, and the center of his world, is his emotional support dog, Lucy. He was a dedicated Husker football fan and loyal supporter of the 49'ers and Raiders. John was a loving father, brother, uncle, and friend.\n\nHe is survived by his son Chaz Dubray, stepchildren Wydene and Ne-O-Sho Porter, ex-wife and best friend Kelly DuBray, brothers Larry Hawkghost, Cole, Jessie, and Kyle DuBray, and sisters Rachel Smith and Shannon DuBray, niece Maddy Smith and nephew Cameron Smith, grandniece and nephew Christine and Matthew Mechaley, dad Richard Smith, father Larry DuBray Sr., stepmother Maxine DuBray, hunka brother Richard "Bug" Mory, and many additional extended family and friends.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his mother Lorraine Hawkghost, his grandmother Pearl Hawkghost, grandfathers John "Twice" Hawkghost and Clarence LaCroix, and numerous loving family members who will greet him.\n\nA celebration of life for John took place with friends and family on October 23, 2022. John will be laid to rest with his mother and grandmother at the L'eau Qui Court Cemetery in Niobrara, NE.