Born April 15, 1942, at Gideon, Mo. he was the son of the late Ernest L. and Nellie B. Harkey Gray, he was a member of Tatum Chapel Church at Holcomb, Mo.
On February 9, 1963, at Kalamazoo, Mich., he married Evelyn Kerr, who survives.
Other survivors are three daughters, Mona Blackburn and husband, Scott, of Clarkton, Mo., Melina Buxton and husband, Greg, of Fredericktown, Mo. and Marla Kenshaw and husband, Fred, of Bay Springs, Miss.; three sisters, Ernestine Trout of Clarkton, Patricia Smith of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Jane McCann of Malden, Mo.; one brother, Gary Gray of Malden and eight grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were one son, Anthony Dale Gray, one daughter, Lisa Marcell Gray, one brother, Willard Gray and, an infant brother and sister.
Funeral services are 3 p.m. today, Sunday, August 5, at the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel in Malden with the Revs. Scott Crane and Jerry Williams officiating.
Burial will be in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.