Mike Gray, 85 of Springfield, passed away on January 24, 2023.
He met and married the girl down the street, Kaye (Danley) Gray in 1957. Together they were blessed with twelve children, to whom he devoted his life. He paid visits to the nursing homes, delivered Meals on Wheels, administered the Eucharist at church, and always had a mile-long prayer list on behalf of others. Mike spent forty years working nights in a warehouse to provide for his family.
He is survived by his wife, Kaye, of 66 years, his twelve children, Mike, Jody (Linda), Dan (Debbie), Tom (Mary), Paul (Teresa), Glenn (Sheila), Angela Winton (Terry), Jim (Bengie), Laura Strausbaugh (Ricky), Joleen Phillips (Jon), Ron (Molly), and Mary, 24 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one brother, Bob (Judy), and one sister, Barbara Allen.
Visitation will be held from 5:00pm-6:30pm Thursday evening, January 26, 2023 at Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut Street in Springfield where a Rosary will be said at 6:30pm.
Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00pm Friday, January 27, 2023 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2818 E. Bennett Street in Sprinfield with Father Thomas Keifer officiating.
Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.