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1937 Jack 2023

Jack Gray

January 11, 1937 — July 22, 2023

Jack was born January 11, 1937 in Dallas, Texas to parents Jack and Mary Gray. From the time he was born, his parents and grandparents regularly took him to church and immersed him in biblical teaching at home, which shaped the rest of his life.

Jack was a member of the class of 1955 at Forest Avenue High School in Dallas. In June of 1955, he joined the United States Navy as an aviation mechanic, and served aboard the USS Roosevelt aircraft carrier. After his Navy discharge, in 1963, Jack married Sandra Jeffers, his teenage sweetheart, and continued working in the aviation industry at Braniff Airways.

While raising his young family and working full time, (as well as maintaining a garden, coaching his little league football, basketball and baseball teams, and playing on softball teams himself), Jack enrolled part time at Dallas Bible College, where he was further nurtured in God's Word and made lifelong friendships with many mentors and colleagues.

When Braniff Airways ceased operating in the early 1980s, God directed Jack to employment at Dallas Theological Seminary. During this time, he so enjoyed not only working with, but also befriending, some of his heroes of the faith.

After leaving the Seminary, Jack pursued several self-employment ventures until he retired. Of these, obtaining his Texas Auto Dealer's License and buying and selling cars brought him the most pleasure. He was in his element surrounded by cars and frequently saying: "do I have a deal for you."

In addition to being a licensed minister, over the years Jack faithfully volunteered at the Union Gospel Mission, taught small group Bible studies, served in church leadership, organized faith-based retreats, published a weekly newsletter on biblical prophecy, and was always ready for spirited Bible pontifications.

Being in the Navy and working for an airline allowed Jack to travel all over the world. But, of all his adventures, his visit to Israel was the most precious to him. Praying at the Western Wall, sailing on the Sea of Galilee, stepping inside the empty tomb, and walking in the footsteps of Jesus brought tears to his eyes. And, of course, he took the opportunity to witness to his Muslim driver.

Jack was a committed follower of Jesus Christ, loving husband and father, doting grandfather and great-grandfather, fun-loving brother, devoted friend, dedicated Bible scholar and teacher, selfless giver, servant leader, trusted guide, avid reader, history buff, competitive and strategic game player, classic car enthusiast, athletic sports fan, adventurous world traveler, southern gospel music lover, and a blessing and inspiration to many.

Jack was called home to heaven on July 22nd, and no doubt was greeted with "well done good and faithful servant." The family is absolutely confident that he is thoroughly enjoying being in the presence of our loving Lord and Savior. Jack leaves to cherish his memory his three children (and their spouses): Terri (Johnny), Troy (Angie), and Janie (Keith); five grandchildren (and their spouses): Amber (Jimmie), AnnaLea (David), Patrick (Meghan), Lynnsey, and Bethany (John); thirteen great-grandchildren: Tate, Allison, Jenna, Megan, Dylan, Naomi, Saylor, Cassidy, Elias, Maylynn, Alistair, Haven, and John David; three brothers: Jim, Terry, and Jerry, and their families; and a host of treasured friends.

Jack's memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 5th in the Chapel at Lakepointe Church, 701 East I-30, in Rockwall, Texas. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to:

Cuban Pastoral Ministry Fund at Lakepointe Church

https://lakepointe.church/giving with "Cuba 2222" designation

or

Destino del Reino - a home north of Siguatepeque, Honduras, where children are nurtured and loved and prepared for adulthood. They are not only provided with food, clothing and shelter, but also with education and job training, enabling them to provide for their own families in the future. Through training in the Word of God, they discover the personal hope they have in Jesus Christ and are prepared to return to their villages as leaders with a destiny of hope.

https://destinodelreino.org/support-destino/donate/

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, August 5, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Lakepointe Church - Chapel (Bldg. A)

701 E. Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 5, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Lakepointe Church - Chapel (Bldg. A)

701 E. Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087

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