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Weldon Gray

Friday, December 2, 2005

Weldon Gray, 49, of San Angelo, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at his residence.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Friday, Dec. 2, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Weldon was born on Sunday, March 11, 1956, in Kennett, to Arnton Weldon Gray and Merle Lou Hutchison Gray. He married Patricia Ann on May 26, 1979, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden.

Weldon was Concho Valley Electric Cooperative's executive vice president and CEO. He was a 26 year veteran of the electric power industry, 19 of which were in the rural electrification program. He had worked at CVEC since January of 1995 and became CEO in 2001. He had previously held senior management positions at electric cooperatives in Illinois and South Carolina, two engineering consulting firms and was district engineer for an investor-owned utility.

Weldon received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and was a registered professional engineer and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He had served on numerous electric industry boards and committees on local, state and national levels. Weldon always considered himself blessed by God to allow him to work in his profession and with people he loved.

Weldon accepted Christ as his personal savior in the sixth grade and was baptized at the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden, Mo. He later became an ordained deacon, brotherhood director, RA leader and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Angelo, where he and Pat would teach Sunday school.

He was a Master Mason, member of Four Mile Lodge, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Order of the Engineer.

Weldon was preceded in death by his infant son, Andrew Lee Gray, and his father Arnton Weldon Gray.

Weldon is survived by his wife, Pat Gray; sons, Arnton Weldon Gray III and Landon William Gray; daughter, Ellena Elizabeth Gray and his mother, Merle Gray, all of San Angelo.

Although Weldon was an only child, he always felt he had plenty of brothers and sisters that he borrowed from Pat's family.