Jerry Alvin Gray, 79, of Millburn, Ok., passed away peacefully at his home on the evening of Saturday, November 13, 2021, with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Tom, Oklahoma, on March 11, 1942, to Alvin and Dolly Sharp Gray.
Jerry was an accomplished framing carpenter. The family home was a lifelong remodeling project, described as a “true labor of love”. Jerry’s skill, passion, and love that was put into the family home serves as a beautiful reminder of his commendable work ethic, talent, and devotion to his family and career.
Jerry and his wife of 58 years grew up together in Wylie, Texas, and lived in Garland, Texas, until making Johnston County their home for the last 47 years. They both enjoyed traveling all over Oklahoma and surrounding states, selling small dolls they made together. The couple also appreciated music. They enjoyed going to several area music venues and hosting local jam sessions with friends. Jerry and his family lived life to its fullest. Jerry was of the Protestant faith and spent a great deal of time fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was a wonderful person and devoted family man who will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Gray of the home; daughters, Jeana West and husband, Mike; Deana Ferguson and husband Bobby; son, Terry Murphy and wife Danielle; six grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gary Gray, and Larry Lynn Gray; sisters, Dianne Dodgion, Janet Pond, Rita Carrell, Rhonda Nuncio, and Betty Sue Deer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
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