|Birth: ||Jul. 19, 1977|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 27, 1999|
Andrew Wesley Gray, 21, passed away in Vernon, Texas April 27, 1999. He was overcome by smoke in a fire at his home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Derrell Patterson, pastor, officiating. He was born July 19, 1977 in Albuquerque, N.M., the son of Kay Looney Hardage and Steve Gray. Andrew was a 1996 graduate of Vernon High School where he participated in football and other sports, was a student council member and a member of the 4-H Horse Club. He was a self-employed trucker and attended Vernon Regional Junior College. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Andrew was a special young man with a million friends. Anyone who ever met him loved him. He was a hard worker and had a smile that would light up a room. He is survived by his mother, Kay of Vernon and his father, Steve of Wichita Falls,; one sister, Emily Gray of Vernon; maternal grandparents, Newell and June Looney of Truscott; paternal grandmother, Emma Gray of Wichita Falls; great grandmother Doris Crisp of Vernon; three aunts, an uncle and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Beverly Gray in 1986. Interment was in Wilbarger Memorial Cemetery in Vernon, Texas. Pallbearers will be Lee Looney, Gwynn Looney, Ryan Becker, Chris Woodard, Andrew Hoyle, Charles Crisp, Norm Crisp and Bobby Becker. Memorials may be made to Methodist Mission Home in care of First United Methodist Church of Vernon.
Taken from the Vernon Daily Record:
The body of Andrew W. Gray of 10603 Center Drive was found in the living room of his mobile home Wednesday afternoon according to Fire Chief Charles Stewart. He said that Gray had apparently returned home from work and was preparing to cook cheese sticks. Stewart said a pan filled with grease had been placed on the stove. He speculated that Gray may have dozed off on the sofa and was awakened by the smoke but possibly became disoriented causing him to be overcome by smoke. The kitchen area was heavily damaged by the fire which had burned itself out possibly depleting the oxygen supply inside the mobile home. Emergency officials were alerted by Ray Tucker who checked on Gray when he failed to report to work on Wednesday. Wilbarger County Deputy Larry Lee indicated that no foul play was suspected, but the case is still under investigation. The body has been sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
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