He was a boy with a sense of humor like no other. Growing up, Jason attended Pierce City High School and later attended Oklahoma State University at Okmulgee for his undergraduate degree. Jason was a 23 year veteran of Empire Electric Company, where he dedicated and defined himself through his hard work. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of farming and tinkering with tractors and had recently begun to explore the joys of travel.
Jason is survived by his father, Braxton Gray and Karen Gray, of Rogersville, Mo., and Paul Fenske, Jr. and Sharon Fenske, of Monett; brothers: Jared Gray, of New York, N.Y. and Justin Gray, of Toronto, Canada; grandmother, Pat Center, of Joplin, Mo.; daughter: Christine Gray-Stellwagen, of Pierce City, Mo.; wife, Rachele Gray and daughter, Sara Gray, of Joplin, Mo.
He also leaves behind family, friends and loved ones around the world, including: Debbie Salzman (Eldered), of Webb City, Mo.; the extended Gray clan; Cathy Wilkerson, of Joplin, Mo.; Dru Edwards, of Ozark, Mo.; Stormy McKee, of Chicago, Ill.; Blaine and Keri McKee, of Battlefield, Mo.; Sherry Theiss, of Republic, Mo.; and Lawrence Weston, of Monett, Mo.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Fenske, as well as his grandparents: Clarence and Grace Gray, Bill Center, Paul Sr. and Barbara Fenske, and Doris Weston.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday March 14 at 1 p.m. at the Fohn Funeral Home, 1303 Main St. Cassville, Mo. The family suggests a donation be made in Jason's memory to his charity of choice, The United Way, in lieu of flowers.