Harry Eugene “Gene” Gray, 63, Center, Mo., formerly of Palmyra, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Westview Nursing Home in Center.
Harry was born on Oct. 14, 1954, in Quincy, Ill., the son of Paul Kenneth and Virginia Christina (Erickson) Gray. He was married to Barbara Collins. She preceded him in death on Feb. 23, 2015.
Survivors include three sons, Dustin Gray and wife, Jennifer, Palmyra; Travis Gray and wife, Theresa, Troy, Mo.; and Eric Gray and wife, Katelyn, Palmyra; two daughters, Amber Gray, Hannibal, Mo.; and Brittany Gray, New London, Mo.; two sisters, Kris Mast and husband, Phil, Quincy; and Linda Grace Howald, Amarillo, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Dalton, Jacob, Joel, Mason, Harmony, Aliyah and Nova.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Gray was preceded in death by his parents.
Gene had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing when weather permitted, hunting, especially coon hunting, or just sitting on his front porch enjoying the outdoors. Gene also enjoyed the company of his three dogs, Ace, Jasmine and Emigos.
His biggest love was the time with his family and friends and the memories that were made.
Mr. Gray was Christian by faith.
The family hosted a memorial gathering for family and friends on Friday, April 6, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel in Hannibal.
Memorials may be made to the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses.