OBITUARY

Ancil David Gray

June 25, 1940June 20, 2020

Ancil David Gray was born on June 25, 1940 in Keystone, Oklahoma. He was the son of Ancil T. Gray and Wilma Peterman Gray. David was raised and received his education in the Cleveland area attending school first at Rigsby One-room School then Cleveland High School. David met Rebecca Reeves at a convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1971. They married on September 4, 1971 in South Houston, Tx. Rebecca was a widow with 3 children and he took on the role of husband and dad.

David was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1969 and was a very active member of the Freeway Manor Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in South Houston, Tx. He served there for many years as an elder where he loved telling others about Jehovah and his son Jesus in the door to door ministry. He also very much enjoyed caring for the members of the congregation.

David was a carpenter by trade and was well known for his cabinet and trim work. Many times he was able to use his skill to volunteer in the building and remodeling of Kingdom Halls.

He also enjoyed fishing with his kids when they would all go camping each year and liked floating the river in New Braunfels and vacationing in different places each summer with the family. He loved his two dogs, Buddy and Bella.

David passed away on June 20, 2020 at the Colonial Oaks Memory Care Center at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Rebecca Ann Gray of Pasadena, Tx; Stepson Richard Birdell Reeves and wife Sheila Reeves of League City, Tx; Stepson Daniel Dale Reeves and wife Tara Reeves of Pearland, Tx; Stepdaughter Jennifer Darlene Barber and husband Jason Barber of League City, Tx. Grandchildren, Dale Wayne Lester; David Lee Lester; Richard Nathan Reeves; Jonathan Edward Reeves; Morgan Elizabeth Barber-Collins; Meagan Barber-Garib; Natalia Elise Reeves; Jason Cameron Barber and Brittany Reeves, along with 2 Great Grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Gray Garcia.

David’s family wishes to thank every one of you for your support through this difficult time.

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Kimberley Martin

June 29, 2020

I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Losing someone you love is never easy, but during this time of Covid, when giving someone a real hug cannot be done, makes the hurt more acute. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, hug you & help you through this difficult time.

Sandra Koppa

June 27, 2020

Becky and family,

With heartfelt condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort and strength in the scriptures, and from your family and brotherhood of friends.
Warm love, Dennis and Sandra Koppa

Isaac Garcia

June 27, 2020

Beautiful service and thoughts today for David’s family who will always have a special place in my heart. Can’t wait to see David again and sure he will be glad to know that coveralls will likely remain a fashion choice. With much love. Isaac

Robert & Jessica Christensen

June 27, 2020

I remember as kids coming over to your house a lot , when you all lived across from the Freeway Manor Kingdom Hall . So I really can't think of our old Hall without thinking of Becky, David, Richard, Danny, Jennifer . It was always good to see you all when you would come visit our parents in Nacogdoches . My wife and I are so sorry for your loss . Be assured that you are in our prayers , we are thinking of you .

Robert & Jessica Christensen
Nacogdoches , Texas 75964
evanrude@suddenlink.net

Steve and Debbie Jony

June 26, 2020

From Steve and Debbie Jony
We LOVED David. He was a good and lovable friend and a FAITHFUL SERVANT of JEHOVAH. We will see him soon in the New Earth. LOVE TO ALL HIS FAMILY.
Your Brother and Sister
Steve and Debbie Jony
jchast3882@juno.com

Joan Wells

June 26, 2020

David was a kind and loyal brother!
When ever you needed him...he was ALWAYS there!
Now, he is in the safest place we ALL want to be.... In Jehovah's loving memory!
Job 14: 14 and 15
Rev. 21: 3,4, and 5

Love/ Sympathy to Becky and Family!
You are in our prayers !

(Each day ..is one day closer to Jehovah's New World!) Titus 1:2
Love,
Billy and Joan Wells

Carmen Harris

June 26, 2020

Mom and I are so sorry for your famly's loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. We will see him again soon.

(John 11: 23-26, 41-44)

Edward & Chrisyina Colbert

June 25, 2020

Ed & I will miss David so very much. We always had a good time when we got together to share a meal & watch a movie. Looking forward to the New System & the resurrection of all our loved ones. We had the pleasure of enjoying his carpentry work in our home & the time we spent talking while he did the work. So many good memories, too many to recount. Always enjoyed having Congregation Book Study in the Grey home. Until we meet again....

Sandy Maasoe

June 25, 2020

It’s impossible to think about Freeway Manor congregation without thinking about David and Becky Gray. He will be missed but I look forward to greeting him in paradise. Condolences to the entire Gray/Reeves family.

Love,
Sandy Maasoe ❤️

Chris Perryman

June 25, 2020

Mark and I want to say how sorry we are to hear about David. We were able to visit with you both at Wilma's memorial and really enjoyed our visit with you both. He is now safe in Jehovah's memory and will very soon be reunited with his family and friends. Sincerely, Mark & Chris Perryman

FROM THE FAMILY