Thomas Wray, 52
Funeral services for Thomas Wray, 52, of Forsyth, formerly of Theodosia, were scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Dec. 27, 2017, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Jimmy Kyle officiating. Visitation was to be from 10 a.m. to service time Wednes-day at the funeral home. Mr. Wray died Dec. 23 at Forsyth Nursing and Rehab in Forsyth after a seven-year battle with multiple sclerosis.
He was born Dec. 1, 1965, in West Plains, the son of Elmer and Gracie Futrell Wray. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1983. He was employed by Chaney Monument for almost 20 years before establishing his own back-hoe business.
On May 4, 2002, he married Nancy Kennedy. He had two children, Evie and Johnathan (“J.D.”), and three stepchildren. He lived in Theodosia until two years ago. His favorite activities included spending time with family and friends, visiting around a bonfire, four-wheeling and playing games. He was fond of playing checkers and enjoyed listening to music and watching the sunset after a day’s work. He enjoyed raising cattle on the family farm and doing custom hay in the summer.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of Forsyth; his son J.D. Wray of Theodosia, his step-daughters Lauren Stehle and husband Tate of Theodosia, and Kelly Warren and husband John of Springfield, step-son Thomas Carter of Kansas City; sister Gloria Walker and husband Michael of Springfield, and brother Randy Wray and wife Judy of Thornfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Gary Wray; and his daughter, Evie Wray.
Burial will be in the Lutie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem General Baptist Church or the Lutie Cemetery.
Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.