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Felton Lamar Gray

January 7, 1968 — February 17, 2021

FELTON LAMAR GRAY

(January 7, 1968 -17 February 2021)

The bible reads in I Thessalonians 5:18

"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

 

Felton Gray was born January 7, 1968 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to Frank and Aline Gray. He was born and raised in Arkansas where he attended Arkadelphia High School and joined the Military (US Army) shortly after graduation.  He was a very proud veteran who served his country for 8 years.  Upon leaving military service he moved to Seattle, WA and shortly afterwards to Portland, OR where decided to settle down and live life to the fullest.  

He developed an illness after serving in the Gulf War, which led to him being a disabled Veteran. He passed away after a brave battle with his illness and died peacefully at home surrounded by a loving family.  He was a loving Son, Father, Husband, Brother, Uncle and friend to many.   

Many lives were brighter and vastly enriched because of Felton Gray. 

His legacy of family togetherness, peace and love will live on in the hearts of his loved ones and friends. Felton understood the significance of parental involvement in the education and nurturing of his children and wanted them to have and live their best life.  He was very active in making sure they understood the importance of an education and did his best to ensure they received it if they wanted to pursue it. 

On October 25, 1999, Kasey married Felton Gray and they shared a beautiful life together. He possessed a friendly kind spirit and once he befriended you, he would do anything for you.  He made friends across all races and genders, and inspired and tried to help everyone who crossed his path. 

Felton had many interest and talents.  He loved to go on deep sea fishing trips with friends and close family members, hanging out with his brothers and grandkids in Arkansas, watching NFL/College football games and chastising his family members cheering for the opposing team. He loved to make his grand kids, nieces and nephews smile on Holidays by sending them their most wanted gifts as a surprise.  His favorite thing to say to his daughter Kiara was “Good Morning Sunshine” in hopes of making her day brighter.  He loved listening to a variety of music and boasting on his cooking skills when he cooked on special occasions.  He had a love for antique cars and taking drives to the beach with his wife and friends showing off his grand prize. 

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, he passed into the Lord’s embrace. His parents Frank Gray, Aline Culp and his sister Pamela L. Hill preceded him in death.

He leaves a legacy of love and his memories will be cherished by his Wife, Kasey Gray of Portland, OR; his children Ni’co L. Gray and Fallen Gray of Dallas, TX; JJ Taylor of Portland, OR and Kiara Gray of Maumelle, AR. Four Grand Children: Johnny Lucas;  Dalton L. Gray; Kalani Gray of Dallas, TX and Avery Taylor of Trier Germany.

Four Sisters, Ruby Johnson-Smith of Beloit, WI; Marcella Buckley of Arkadelphia, AR; Darlene (Steve) Harris of Forney, TX, and Jennifer Gray of Little Rock, AR. Six Brothers, Raymond Gray of Houston, TX; Rufus Gray of Grady, AR; Tim Gray of Arkadelphia, AR;  Jeff Gray of Arkadelphia, AR; Dale (April) Culp of Malvern, AR and Ricky Ross of Arkadelphia, AR; One uncle Walter Knight of Beloit, WI; Two Aunts Erma Adams of Beloit, WI; Linda F. Hoskins of Madison, WI and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. 

Submitted by the Gray Family

A walk-through visitation will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 5:00pm until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. We ask that you do not linger; please pay your respects and leave so others may have the chance to enter the funeral home. A celebration of his life will be shared graveside on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Piney Grove Cemetery with Superintendent Robert Davis, Eulogist. Due to COVID-19, all guests will be required to register, provide their temperatures, and wear a mask upon entry.

Pallbearers will be Jothum Gray, Kinta Gray, Richard Moss, Josh Newborn, Kenny Jones, Dwight "Red Man" Jones, Willie Davis and Cedric Moody.

 

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Service Schedule

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Public Visitation

Saturday, March 6, 2021

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home - At the Manse

1626 Logan St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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Graveside Service

Sunday, March 7, 2021

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