of Scranton, AR
August 8, 1935 - May 3, 2017
Jerry D. Gray, Sr. 81 of Scranton, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Fort Smith. He was born on August 8, 1935 in Scranton to his parents Otis Rueben and Eala D. (Weatherton) Gray. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War, was a retired Produce Manager working with multiple stores. Jerry was a Mason, a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarksville, and was a devoted husband and the greatest father ever who always had a smile on his face He is preceded in death by his parents, Otis Rueben and Eala D. (Weatherton) Gray; two daughters, Shannon Lynn Gray and Dianna Kay Gray; four sisters, Jane Rinkle, Magdalene Gray, Rubeline Tyler and Virginia Looney and one brother, James Gray. He is survived by his wife of fifty four years, Wilma (Rozell) Gray of Scranton; two daughters, Deborah Lynne Korff and husband Alan of Moore, Oklahoma and Laura Schumacher and husband Harold of Celina, Texas; two sons, Jerry Gray Jr. of Scranton and Gregory Donald Gray and wife Cheryl of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one brother, Bill Gray and wife Maxine of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris. Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Pallbearers will be Spencer Cox, Butch Farrer, Al Korff, Tony Fight, Harold Schumacher and Dale Gray. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Rozell, Christopher Schumacher, Eddie Schumacher and Jordan Gray.
Jerry has left wonderful memories for immediate and extended family members to share. The short time Jerry was part of my life he was a pleasant happy man, always willing to help. Elaine Looney Scholly
Dad you are and always will be, the best father in the world. You will truly be missed but I will get to see you again!! Keep your beautiful smile shining. I love you so much!
My folks bought farm next to Gray's in 1940. We became friends. No phones so we visited a lot. We went to school together, Prarie View, and Scranton, thru 8th grade. Both moved from Arkansas but kept in touch thru friends. Great personality, good friend.Will miss my oldest friend very much.Rest in peace old friend, you have earned it.May God grant the family peace. Until we meet again!
sorry to hear of Jerry passing he was a great guy if i can help u n anyway Wilma please let me know"
May God provide strength and comfort to you in the days and weeks to come.
Jerry was a special person, someone we loved , making people smile and bringing laughter in our lives . He will be missed. You are in our thoughts an prayers
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.