In Memory of



Obituary for Kevin Gray

Kevin Duane Gray went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 3, 2022 at the age of 63. He was born in Forth Worth, Texas on August 22, 1958 to Charles Hibbler and Joyce Marie Gray, who preceded him in death.

Kevin was educated in Forth Worth Independent School District and a graduate of O.D. Wyatt High School, Fort Worth, Texas.

He worked as a store manager for many years. Later, he began working for American Security as a security officer. He proudly served in this professional capacity until his health began to fail.

Kevin was a dedicated servant to the Lord. He was baptized at an early age at Greater St. Stephens Baptist Church in Forth Worth, Texas by his grandfather, Dr. R.B. Gray (d). Kevin was a faithful member. His dedication to God and the church strengthened. He was chosen to fulfill the roles, responsibilities and duties as Deacon and Treasurer within the perspective offices of the church. Kevin was also an active member in the choir. Upon moving to Marshall, Texas he joined St. Paul Baptist Church under the leadership of his stepfather, Pastor E.M. Taylor (d). Kevin continued to remain connected to Christ as his health began to fail later joining Greater Oak Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Otis Amy. Mr. Gray’s love of God and to his church was a great joy in his life.

As a pastime, Kevin enjoyed traveling, especially to unique attractions. He loved watching sports and eating his favorite dessert, chocolate cream pie. Thanks be to God for the life of this Christian soldier.

Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Charles Hibbler, mother, Joyce Marie Gray Taylor and stepfather, Rev. E.M. Taylor; maternal grandparents, Dr. R.B. (Elvera) Gray.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Joe Ann Gray; brothers, Robert (Gladys) Gray, Phillip (Renea) Gray, Jeffery Simmons, Robert N. Taylor, DuWayne Taylor, and Paul (Loretta) Taylor; sisters, Jocelyn Culberson, Sonja (Anthony) Davis, Casandra Simmons, Linda Taylor and Ernetta Sparks; uncle, Rev. Johnny (Ernestine) Gray; aunts, Robbie Little, Mattie Morris, Vera High, Henrietta Powell, Shirley Gray, and Marcella Gray; god-sisters, Samethia Allen and Mary Ellen Josiah; children dear to his heart, Michael, Paul, Willie Ray, Felicia, Porsche, JJ, Jamarious, Juanita, Richard Jr,; 7 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.