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William David Gray, 76

William David Gray, 76, of Hot Springs Village, passed away May 5, 2020. He was born February 16, 1944, in McComb, MS. to William Benjamin Gray and Evelyn Easley. William was known as “Dave” by those who knew him. He served 4 years in the US Army in the Medical Corp where he received an honorable discharge. Dave retired in 2006 from Maritime ILA Local #20 as Longshoreman on the docks of Galveston and Houston, Texas which made it possible to provide for his family and have some enjoyment in this life. The arrival to Hot Springs Village in 2001 was to ensure a better quality of life for his family.  Dave was an avid tennis player after he retired and loved to ride his Harley.He volunteered for several charities in the communities. He came to know the Lord and attended church throughout his life to get a better understanding of  God’s will.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald Peter Gray.

Loving survivors include his wife Debra (Tipps) Gray, Hot Springs Village, AR.; sons: Peter Armand of Hot Springs Village, AR., David Benjamin (Brenda) of El Paso, TX; Phillip Joseif (Sandrena) of Houston TX, Marquise Demar (Michelle) of Hot Springs Village; Donnie Lee of Baytown, TX.; daughter Debbie of Reeseville, WI. He had 12 loving grandchildren 8 boys and 4 girls. Sisters: Judy Jones of Texas City, TX and Danna Hogan of League City, TX; Lynn Hogan a favorite nephew and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held and as requested his ashes were scattered in a body of water.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice and Sharon Lawson for his care as he transitioned to glory.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Doris James Posted May 15, 2020 2:45 PM

    My sincere condolences 💔 to you and your family my dear dear friend 🙏

  • Sharee and Joe Williams Posted May 15, 2020 5:08 PM

    We mourn the loss of Debras Husband. Though we did not know him personally we feel he must have been a truly special person through our joyful relationship with Debra. May God bless her and all of their family and friends.

  • Pamela Powell Posted May 15, 2020 6:54 PM

    May God give you and his family the comforting ministry of the Holy Spirit.

  • Toni Williams-Briggs Posted May 16, 2020 1:26 AM

    So very sorry for your loss Debra. I will be keeping you and your family in prayer. God bless you all.

  • Janice Wiggam Posted May 19, 2020 10:49 AM

    Sharon, I am so sorry to hear about Dave. What a fighter and he lived his life with great love for you. So good to see you both here at Woodlands Presbyterian Church recently. We love having him in choir with us all. God bless you in your loss. Much love, Janice

  • Sherrie Urrutia Posted May 20, 2020 9:06 PM

    Sharon, as I’ve told you before, I’m so grateful to have had the privilege to get to know Dave on a deeper level…as a Christian, a poet, a singer, an actor, and a man who loved you so very much!

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