Billy Ray Gray | 1937-2019

Published Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Billy Ray Gray

Billy Ray Gray, 81, of Newark, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with burial in Boyd Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

The Rev. Mark Autry will officiate.

Pallbearers are Jaret Holmes, Boyd Stockard, Blake Stockard, Danny Lambert, Mike Lambert and Tony Lambert.

Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Lambert, Johnny Lambert, David Lambert, Jim Lambert and Chuck Lambert.

Billy was born June 22, 1937, to John Kirkland and Ada A. (Pearce) Gray in Quinton, Okla. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage Jan. 24, 1974, to Dorothy Lambert in Weatherford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons Ricky Thornton and Randy Thornton; sisters Vonita Casilas and Joyce Ann Gray; brother Jerry Gray; and grandson Justin Sloas.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Dorothy (Lambert) Gray of Newark; daughter Gaye Stockard of Newark; grandchildren Janet Holmes, Jaret Holmes and wife, Sarah, Boyd Stockard and wife, Bridgette, Michael Lindsey and wife, Trinity, Angel Penny and husband, Josh, Brittney Thornton and husband, Lavarius Ashford and Jason Sloas; great-grandchildren Skylar, Tori, Hudson, Mackynzi, Elaine, Nicohlas, Adrian, Seth, Kamrin, Triston, Hayden, Guage, Little Michael and Luke; sister Betty Youngblood of Newark; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Hawkins Funeral Home Boyd

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