William Richard “Dick” Gray Sr. of Leasburg, Missouri was born on September 2, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the age of 79 years.
Dick retired after 28 years of dedicated service as a Maintenance Supervisor for National Park Service – Ozark National Scenic Riverway. He was a dedicated member of the C-Highway Full Gospel Church in Bourbon, Missouri and loved attending services. He dearly loved reading his bible, which had become worn from the hours spent enjoying God’s Word. He enjoyed hunting and was always looking for whatever was in season, deer, squirrel, rabbit or quail. Dick enjoyed going to museums, the outdoors and gardening was something he liked to do, and he appreciated the harvest.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maude Irene Gray; foster mother, Nettie Lutz; two children, Michael Gray and Rebecca Ahlmeyer; two sisters, Carol Ann Knight and Mary Gifford; and one grandson, David Michael Gray.
He is survived by four children, Cathy Ann and husband Yuri Dobkin of Sullivan, Missouri, William Richard Gray Jr. of Springfield, Missouri, David “Sam” and wife Jean Gray of Leasburg, Missouri and Patricia Marie and husband Pete Cain of Sullivan, Missouri; one foster sister, Ina Mae Thompson of Crestwood, Missouri; special nephew, Richard Thompson of Pacific, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren and two more soon to be; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the C-Highway Full Gospel Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the C-Highway Full Gospel Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Pastor David Gargus officiating.
Interment followed at the church cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.