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Frank Douglas Gray

January 12, 1949 — December 24, 2020

Frank Douglas Gray, age 71, passed away December 24, 2020 surrounded by his family at home in Beaver, Oklahoma.

He was born January 12th, 1949 in Quenemo, Kansas to Byron and Helen Gray (Cranwell).

Frank graduated Geneseo High School in 1967, attended college at Washburn University and Sterling College in Kansas before being drafted into the US Army.  Frank served as a medic in an Army helicopter corps in Vietnam.  After returning home he worked with his father for the Missouri Pacific RR and later the Union Pacific in the Maintenance of Way division for 27 years.

On May 21, 1977 he married Dee Ann Bruner in Healy, Kansas.  To this union were born a son, Brandon and daughter, Brynne.

His motto in life was “Never Grow Up, live life balls to the walls and never regret the choices you made.”

Frank loved hunting, camping, fishing, cooking, cars (especially fast ones) and spending time with his family. One of his fondest memories was doing these things with his nephews Steve, Kenny, Doug, Lance and Darin.

He is survived by his wife, Dee Ann, his son, Brandon (Claudette) Sweeny, TX,  daughter Brynne (Jackie) Switzer Norman, Ok, a grandson, Nicholas Gray, sister in laws Patsy Gray, Marble Falls, TX and Mary Jane Gray, Topeka, KS, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Duane, Topeka, Ks, Curtis, Marble Falls, TX, and a sister Shirley Emmons, Geneseo, KS.

No date has been set for the Celebration of Life.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, OK.  Healy United Methodist Church, Healy KS; Salvation Army: Disabled American Veterans or a charity of your choice.




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