Jack Clem Gray

July 20, 1934 - August 9, 2023

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)

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Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Kountze
  • 530, West Monroe Street, Kountze, Texas, 77625,
  • August 11, 2023
  • 11:00 am


China Cemetery
  • 463, Benoit Ave, China, TX, 77613,
  • August 11, 2023

Comments (11)

    Glynda Hunter says:

    I have known Jack for years. I worked at the grocery store and always called him Groucho. He would always grin. Prayer’s go out to the family. Rest in peace Groucho.

    Karen Buckner says:

    I worked with Jack at Beaumont Fire Department and his sons were long time friends with my husband and his brothers all from the North End. I talked to Jack a few times in the past year when he was busy making jelly. I was grateful Mike gave me his number and then I passed on Chief Shelton’s number for him. Hard worker and well respected.

    Eileen Tindall says:

    James and I sending our deepest sympathy to the Gray family. Jack and James were at the Fire Department together. He was a honorable man and business man in the roofing business. God be w/each of you and know that Jack is at peace in the arms of our Lord.

    James & Eileen Tindall

    Ruby Bell says:

    Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

    Ruth Ann (Sheffield) Franklin says:

    Although I had not seen you for the past several years, I always regarded you as a good friend. My family lived across the street from your family, I think in about the early 70’s & I have wonderful memories from that time.
    Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Jaclyne says:

    Your be truly missed by many. Your be smiling upon us as you up there. We love you from all three of us.

    Jacquelyn gray says:

    Rest in peace grandpa I love you & you’ll be missed ❤️

    TCollins Gray says:

    – tcollinsgray

    To the restless sea I have returned, that I might remember…

    Like the tide and the moon, a piece of me is always drawn by memories that seemed more real, than I feel today

    On the wind and waves, I can still hear the unmitigated voices of my family, living carefree along the waters edge

    With the surf, I feel the pull of an undertow as wet sand gives way under foot, reminding me my youth slipped away

    Yet today, I have come in honor of my father, an anchor to many early memories, lost with the receding tide of life

    The shoreline will always be reminiscent of the days we shared and for imagining his new life across the sea

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    In loving memory of my father,
    Jack Clem Gray Sr.
    07/20/1934 till 08/09/2023

    Debbie L Antilley says:

    Mr Gray was not only my patient but a dear friend. RIP Mr Gray

    Vincent cormier says:

    Jack was my friend for 45 years. We had many fun days together. My prayers are with his family as jack will enjoy his hew life with the LORD .

    Frank Trevino ,sr says:

    Rest in peace old man.

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