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Ron Gray

September 9, 1932 — October 23, 2017

James Ronald "Ron" Gray, age 85 of Nashville, Arkansas passed away on October 23, 2017 in Nashville, Arkansas. He was born on September 9, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas the son of the late Jesse James Gray and Sylvia Olene Ingram Gray. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years Nyda Elizabeth Metheny Gray, his daughter Rhonda Ann Gray Bannister and her husband Randy, grandchildren Colby Rece Bannister and Malyn Elizabeth Bannister all of Fort Worth, Texas. Survived also by his sister Ann Bratcher, Niece and Nephew of Whitehouse, Texas and childhood best friend Donald Ramsey of Vernon, Texas. Ron worked in his Dad's grocery store from age 14-21. He then served in the Navy for 2 years active duty and 2 years in the Reserves. He managed a Meat Market, did commercial fishing, drove a delivery truck for Continental Baking Co. and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired after 25 years as a U.S.D.A. Meat and Poultry Inspector at age 56 and began to raise broiler chickens and cattle. Ron was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Nashville, Arkansas and accepted Christ as his Savior at age 12 at Bonnie Brae Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He taught a boys Sunday School at Travis Avenue Baptist in Fort Worth. Ron loved raising cattle and trot line fishing, with his biggest catch weighing 65 lbs and he was proud of it! His daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren were the joy of his life. He made each life he touched beautiful, especially for his wife Nyda. Visitation will be 10:00 A.M., until service time on Thursday, October 26, at the First Baptist Church in Nashville. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Thursday, October 26, at First Baptist Church in Nashville, with Bro. David Blasé and Bro. Kevin Sartin officiating, burial will follow in Restland Memorial Park, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to First Baptist Church Nashville Children's Ministry. You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ron Gray please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Restland Memorial Park
Highway 27 North
Nashville, AR,

Visitation

OCT 26. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

First Baptist Church

415 N. Main Street

Nashville, AR

Service

OCT 26. 11:00 AM (CDT)

First Baptist Church

415 N. Main Street

Nashville, AR

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