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Jack Gray

Jack Allison Gray

Monday, November 25th, 1929 - Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

Jack Allison Gray passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Circle of Life
Hospice in Springdale, AR. He was born on November 25, 1929 in Oklahoma City to Jesse
Allison and Nell Josephine Smith Gray. Jack married Barbara Maxine Smith on July 15, 1950 in
Florence, Arizona. He excelled in high school track holding a state record. He attended Arizona
State University on a football scholarship. After moving to Siloam Springs in 1960 where they
raised their family, Jack worked for Jet Stream Plastics, and retired from there in 1994.
Jack had a love for painting since his childhood. In the early 1970’s he became interested in
painting wildlife and waterfowl for hunters. The fast growing demand for his originals prompted
him to reproduce a number of limited editions. His prints can be found all over, and his prized
eagle painting “Chairman of the Board” can be seen in various post offices and high schools.
He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and he never met a stranger. He loved striking up a conversation
with anyone willing to listen. One of his favorite things was cooking up his famous tacos for
family gatherings.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Barbara, wife, Pauline Parks, sister, Elaine,
and brother, Tom.
Survivors include 4 children, Mike Gray and wife Linda; Donald Gray and wife Sandra; Randy
Gray and wife Melanie; Paula Maples and husband Bob.
He is also survived by 7 grandchildren - Jacqulyn Curtis, Geoffrey Maples, Allison Medley,
Jason Gray, Sarah Thomas, Amanda Bynum, and Jalene Salyers. He also had 18
great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include two brothers, Bob Gray and Walter Gray.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In honor of Jack, donations may be made to the
Alzheimer’s Association.
We will greatly miss our “Chairman of the Board.”
Online condolences www.WestfieldChapel.com
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Kevin and Julie Honeycutt and family

Posted at 02:57pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you.
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Dan Mills

Posted at 07:27pm
Jack was my Jet Stream Plastics rep for many years. Eternally enegetic, Jack always had a smile on his face, which was contagious to those around him. I am blessed by my friendship with him, blessed to have almost all of his prints, which I proudly display on my walls. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. Heaven gained another Angel with his passing.
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Susan Alexander Case

Posted at 12:03pm
My favorite memories of Jack was going to LJs after Razorback games with Jack, Barbara, Mom & Dad (Virgil & Ruth Alexander). Also when I would come home to visit when living in Dallas we would all go to dinner and Jack was our designated driver. We would also go to Dawn Hill for happy hour and karaoke. Loved hearing Jack tell his jokes and loved hearing him get up and sing country songs. I have hundreds of memories of him. Loved hanging out at Grand Lake on summer holidays on pontoon boat. Jack and Barbara were a big part of my life and I miss them very much. Deepest sympathies to all the family for their loss. Love, Susan Alexander Case
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Mary

Posted at 09:28am
I’m so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankind’s problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:4,5 & Daniel 2:44).
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donna lee doucet

Posted at 05:52pm
With thoughts of peace and courage for you,
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