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Katy Funeral Home

23350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX

OBITUARY

John Alfred Gray

July 3, 1952November 3, 2019
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John Gray, 67, of Katy, Texas, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019. He was born to the late Dr. Kenneth R. Gray and the late Delores M. (Belland) Gray on July 3, 1952, in Shelton, Washington.

John is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Annette Gray; son, Kenneth Gray; daughter, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gray; daughter, Mary Maldonado and husband Richard; granddaughter, Anne Marie Maldonado; brother, William (Bill) K. Gray and wife Paula; and nephew, Corbett Gray.

John was the valedictorian of his class at Shelton High School. He attended the University of Washington, where he received a B.S. in Chemistry and the Paul C. Cross Award in Physical Chemistry. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was on Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif.

John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed taking vacations with his family, leading his son’s boy scout troop, and coaching his daughters’ softball teams. Growing up in Shelton, WA, John became an avid fisherman. He loved taking family and friends fishing at Lake Livingston and Matagorda Bay.

John had a long, varied legal career. He worked in the Dow Chemical Legal Department for 35 years, most recently in Houston, TX practicing Hydrocarbons, Energy, and Pipeline Law. After retiring from Dow in 2014, John was a consultant at Hess and Noble Energy, retiring for good in March 2019.

Visitation will be from 2-5pm, Sunday, November 10, 2019, in the chapel of the Katy Funeral Home, 23350 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77494.

The funeral service will take place at 11am, Monday, November 11, 2019, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 5373 Franz Rd., Katy, TX 77493. A viewing from 10-10:30am at St. Paul’s will precede the service.

After the service, internment will take place at Memorial Oaks Cemetery 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079. A reception will follow at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, located at the cemetery.

Donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Reception Monday, November 11, 2019

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Steve Mims

November 10, 2019

My deepest sympathies; I knew John for years and worked with him both in Plaquemine and Houston. He was a first class guy and was straight down the line on all the various issues, contracts and cases I worked with him on over the years. I am very privileged to call him a colleague and friend.

Regards,

Steve Mims

Amelia Betros

November 5, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to Mrs. Gray and family with the passing of John. As a contract administrator at Dow, I worked with John often and he was always there for me and provided support and guidance when I sought out his council. He was such a kind, patient man and it was obvious he enjoyed his job very much and he was an asset to us in the Hydrocarbons Dept at Dow, and I wont forget him. I know he is in God's arms today and may he rest in eternal peace. With sincere sympathy, Amelia Betros

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John and Liz enjoying a Rockets game on December 13, 2017.

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John and Liz enjoying a Rockets game on December 13, 2017.

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John taking daughter Liz and friend Eric fishing for white bass on Lake Livingston on July 8, 2018.

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