Darrell Gray, 88, of Etoile, Texas, passed away on August 21, 2018 in Etoile. He was born on February 6, 1930 in Shelbyville, Texas to Byron Gray and Reba Claybrook Gray. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
Darrell grew up in the Shelbyville, Joaquin and Logansport areas. He was an extremely hard worker who made a career in the automotive industry as a paint and body specialist. Darrell even owned his own shop in Corrigan for more than twenty years. He married Olee Henson in 1974, and they were married for over twenty years before her passing. Darrell was an avid outdoorsman who thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. One of his favorite activities that brought him such peace was watching deer and doves feed. He was a member of Etoile Pentecostal Church.
Darrell is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Daniel and husband, Morris of Etoile and Margaret White of Angleton; sons, Darrell Gray, Jr. and wife, Teresa of Chester and Lewis Gray of Etoile; sisters, Dean Glaze of Houston, Brenda Barber of Logansport and Doris Glover and husband, Dale of Logansport; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Olee Gray; parents, Byron and Reba Gray; brother and sisters, Addie Henderson, Vernon Gray, Jim Gray, Troyce Gray and Billie Janet Ramsey; son-in-law, Belton White.
Pallbearers will be Slinky Daniel, Bryan Daniel, Tim Daniel, Michael Gray, Terrence Murphy and Steven Barton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Daniel, Ceverick Daniel, Sean Murphy, Jacob Daniel and Corbyn Daniel.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net