Junior Gray, 85, of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020,at Conway Regional. He was born January 18, 1935, to Joseph Robert "Bob" Gray and Velma N. Duvall Gray.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Gray; son, Joe Gray; great-grandson, Axl Gray; siblings, James Gray, Cecil Gray, Willis Gray, Marcella Brooks and Thelma Gray.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirlie Gray; children, Jimmy & Suzanne Gray, Peggy & Ricky Reddell; Linda & Keith Spears; daughter-in-law, Tammie Gray; grandchildren, Justin Reddell, Tyler Gray, Zac Reddell, Beth Gray, Kristen Gray, Jacob Reddell, Hayden Spears and Nathan Spears; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Jennings, Kenneth, Robert, Charles, Billy and Lucille Gerakos; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Junior was a hard worker. Previously, he worked nights at Tyson and days at Sanders Tractor. He retired after 54 years from Tyson. In his spare time he loved to bale hay, raise cattle, work on tractors, go to flea markets with his wife and play Wahoo. Junior was the best father and grandfather and loved to spend time with his grandkids.
His visitation will be 6-8pm Friday, March 13, 2020 at Russellville Family Funeral. The Funeral service will be 2pm Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Russellville Family Funeral with Brother Jim Huffman and Brother Jim Finley officiating. Burial will follow at Old Baptist in Center Valley. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.
Pallbearers will be Zac Reddell, Jacob Reddell, Beth Gray, Tyler Gray, Mike Gray and Hayden Spears.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Spears, David Gray, Steve Gray, and Robbie Gray.
Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com .