James Wallace “J.W.” Gray was born November 1, 1936 in Paris, Arkansas, the son of King Edward Gray and Zelda Duncan Gray. He married Shirley Lorene Bynum Gray on April 3, 1959 in Roland, Oklahoma. J.W. retired in 1999 after 34 years from Perrin Tractor Company/Gray Brothers Equipment where he served as General Manager. He was an Air Force Veteran and was stationed in Korea. He was a member of Roland Pentecostal Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher for over 30 years, a deacon and an Evangelist. He enjoyed studying his bible and spending time with his family. Mr. Gray passed this life on May 11, 2011 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Wife: Shirley Lorene Bynum Gray of the home
1 daughter: Pamela Marie Gray Putman of Van Buren, Ar.
2 sons and daughters in law:
James Stephen and Bridget Kay Gray of Roland, Ok.
and Gregory L. and Jennifer Ann Gray of Roland, Ok.
6 grandchildren: Kyle Wayne Putman and Melia Dawn Putman of Van Buren, Ar., Brittany Nicole Gray,
Amber Marie Gray, Parker James Gray
and Cooper Dean Gray of Roland, Ok.
6 nieces and nephews
2 sisters: Louise Mourot of Little Rock, Ar.
and Bobbie Sue Drake of Roland, Ok.
2 brothers: Johnny Gray of Ft. Smith, Ar.
and Bill Gray of Roland, Ok.
1 step brother: Bill Riddle of Paris, Ar.
4 sisters in law: Geneva Gray of Little Rock, Ar.,
Nippie Jane Gray of Ft. Smith, Ar.,
Iva Gray of Roland, Ok. and Anita Riddle of Paris, Ar.
Several other relatives and many friends
He was preceded in death by his parents,
1 brother: Troy Gray, brother in law: Robert Drake
and son in law: Michael Wayne Putman