Dec. 19, 1948 - Nov. 16, 2018
David Allen Gray, 69, of Prairie City passed away peacefully on Nov. 16 surrounded by family and friends at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon.
He was born Dec. 19, 1948, to Walter and Georgia Gray in Stafford, Arizona; he later moved to Walnut, California. He graduated from Rowland High School in 1967 and was drafted by the army in 1969.
He met his wife, Rose, Nov. 3, 1973; they had just celebrated 45 years of marriage when he passed. They had a happy life together having two children, six grandkids and one great-grandson. They have lived the last 22 years in Prairie City and, during all that time, attended Prairie Baptist Church.
He was a longtime carpenter and has done several remodels in the county. His family and fellow churchgoers meant the world to him. He has always loved children and loved teaching them about the Lord as he was an Awana leader for the last 18 years.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Gray, of Prairie City; daughter Jenny (Jason) Shaw and their kids Paige and Kyler Shaw of Prairie City; son Toby Jewell and his kids Piper and Ruby Jewell of Sandy, Oregon; granddaughter Autumn Orcutt of Gresham, Oregon; grandson Justin Young of Redlands, California; brothers Jay Gray of Beaverton, Oregon, Ron (Bernice) Gray of Alliance, Ohio, Sister Jennie Kenndrick of Montclair, California; along with countless nieces and nephews from all over the U.S.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Gray; mother, Georgia Gray; sister Maxine Richardson; and brother Lee Ray Gray.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Baptist Church with a potluck dinner to follow in the teen center; the main course is provided.