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