Michael Henry Gray Sr. slept peacefully away on August 30th 2020. Born in Houston, Texas November 18th 1959 to Etha McBride and Robert Henry Gray Sr. He was raised in Oakhurst Texas and attended Coldspring High School graduating class of 1979. Michael was raised by Robert and Gwendolyn Gray in Ravenhill where he learned to appreciate and honor his savior. He was Baptized at an early age in Huntsville Texas. He met the queen in his life in the 6th grade and was able to court her in 1980. The young couple fell in love and married August 1st 1981. From their lovely union Mary and Michael Gray birth four amazing children (Michael, Marquita, Michelle and Marcus). The M & M Family. He also raised his adopted son Christopher Harden.
Michael has always been an extremely hard working wonderful provider for his family while servicing his community. He started early with his work drive becoming a stalker for Safeway at 16. He then became a correctional officer for TDCJ and advanced to a field boss in no time. But, Michael was best known for his amazing work ethic in the oil and gas industry. Starting his career alongside his best friend and brother, Ronnie Singleton, at Chemical Filter Services which was later bought out by BJ Pipeline Services. With almost 30 years of experience he met some amazing men in which friendships he cherished along the way. Michael completed his service to the industry with JP Services. He LOVED to WORK and provide the lifestyle he made his family accustomed to while thanking God the whole time.
Michael was an active and faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the fellowship with his United Methodist Men Ministry and United Methodist Food Pantry. He loved to check in with his community catching a breeze on a country road. Hot rods, German Shepherds, hunting and fishing was his past time if he wasn’t traveling with his wife and grandkids. Mr. Life of the Party, Michael never met a stranger. In fact, holidays and “sneak” BBQ kickbacks is what he was known for with his special way to bless the food.
Michael was preceded in his passing by his father (Robert Henry Gray Sr.), his sister-in-law (Gwendolyn Singleton) and his grandparents. He leaves to carry on his memory and legacy his loving wife of 39 years, Mary Joyce Gray; of Coldspring TX, his son: Christopher Harden; of Coldspring TX, his son: Michael Henry Gray Jr.; of Coldspring TX, his daughter: Marquita Simone Gray; of Katy, TX., his daughter: Michelle Gwendolyn Martin (Paul Martin); of Galveston TX, his son: Marcus Gray; of Coldspring TX.; grandchildren: A’lyvia Jackson, Christopher Jr Harden, Jayln Gray, Jada Gray, Chrisshon Harden, Faith Martin, Aden Evans, Jaylen Matthew, Austin Martin, Zhaine Hunter, Kaci Harden, Chrisshaud Harden, KyHeir Babers (his Dot); mother: Gwendolyn Gray of Oakhurst TX; biological mother: Etha McBride; of New Mexico; siblings: Margaret Reece; of Spring TX, Harold Gray; of Houston TX, Ronnie Singleton; of New Caney TX (Best friend), Cynthia Tilley; of Lake Jackson, TX., Mary L. Gray; of Dallas TX, Robert “Bobby” Gray; of Sacramento CA., as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
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