Jack Clem Gray
Jack C. Gray, Sr., age 89, of Sour Lake, stepped into the heavenly realm to be with his Father God and Lord Jesus Christ at 3:40 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. He entered this life on Friday, July 20, 1934, in Hammond, Louisiana, to his late parents, Henry Theodore Gray and Beatrice Davis Gray.
Jack is a United States Army veteran and retired from the Beaumont Fire Department in 1984 after serving twenty-three years as Captain at Stations 3 and 9. Jack also celebrated sixty-five years of service to the Grand Masonic Lodge of Texas.
Jack is survived by his wife, Ruthie Lee Gray; children, Judy Byrd, Keith Gray, Michael Gray, Glenn Gray, Colleen Robinson, Timothy Gray, Jack Gray, Jr., and Dena Tullier; sister, Malva; and holding a special place in Jack’s heart are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wives, Elise Lavern Pinion Gray and Evelyn Maddox Gray; daughters, Janet Adams and Vicky Getzsal; brothers, Henry, Julius, Kelly, and Rodney; and sisters, Myrtie, Etta, Florence, Alma, and Dian.
Jack’s funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2023, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze, with his interment to follow at China Cemetery, China.
Memorial contributions may be made to a Fire Department of your choice in Jack’s memory.
Father God, help us not to resent the storm of life or be fearful of their effect. Much like we prepare for a ravaging storm, by anchoring to a firm foundation, help us anchor our hearts in the firm foundation of your Word that will help us to withstand the testing of time and trials of life that are certain to come our way. Even as a ship is proven to be seaworthy over its lifetime, may our faith be proven trustworthy as we hold onto You, the Anchor for the soul. In Jesus name, Amen. (Hebrews 6:19)
Broussard’s Mortuary Kountze
- 530, West Monroe Street, Kountze, Texas, 77625,
- August 11, 2023
- 11:00 am
- 463, Benoit Ave, China, TX, 77613,
- August 11, 2023