Fred Gray, 72 of College Station, Texas passed away August 12, 2015 after a long battle with COPD. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015 at St. Michael’s Chapel, 2402 S. College Ave., in Bryan, Texas. Cremation and memorial services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
He was born on November 30, 1942 in Houston Texas, the son of Robert and Bonnie Gray. He graduated from high school in Houston in 1960. He worked for the Harris County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy. He and his family moved to Brenham in 1974. He was a salesman for McKesson for over twenty years. Fred moved to College Station in 2001 and he was an investigator for his son’s law firm in Bryan, Texas.
Fred loved telling stories, camping, fishing and duck hunting with his sons and grandson, along with the best hunting dog, Drake. He was a people person and never met a stranger. Along the way, he met then future Congresswoman Barbara Jordan allowing her to speak from the bed of his pickup when campaigning to large crowds.
He is survived by his son, Earl Gray and wife, Veronica of Bryan; daughter, Dayna Heine and husband, Darren (“Prince”) of Brenham; and son, Toby Gray of Ohio. Grandchildren Chase and wife, Stephanie; Zach and wife, Audrey; Travis, Elise, Tara, Taylor and Kaylee. Great Grandchildren Chance, Cash and Brycen.
Special thanks to Denise Turner, M.D. and Rick Moore, R.N. for their dedicated and compassionate care for the past four years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Christus Dubuis Hospital, Attn: Terry Cepler at 1600 Joseph Drive, 2nd floor,Bryan Texas 77802.
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