Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Merit Memorial Funeral & Cremation Care
12801 N. Stemmons Freeway #803
Farmers Branch, Texas, United States
Obituary of David Wilson Gray
David Wilson Gray, age 51, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on December 9, 2020, at Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas. A small graveside service will be held at Rolling Oaks Cemetery in Coppell on Thursday December 17 at 10:30 am. Pastor Paul Berry, Pastor of Destiny Heights Church, will be officiating. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Merit Memorial at 12801 N Stemmons Fwy #803, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. See MeritMemorial.com. David was born in Dallas to Edward Wilson Gray and Linda Glover Rogers. He went to high school at Cistercian Prep School and W T White High School where he graduated in 1987. He went on to the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, where he studied business. He subsequently owned a direct sales business and an auto repair business. He also owned a home remodeling business with his mother, and owned a childcare service with his wife. In early 2018, David, his wife and his mother, all three, started a childcare and preschool business which is Dallas Daycare Academy. David enjoyed many activities including soccer, auto racing, water and snow skiing, flying airplanes, riding motorcycles, and many others. He was active in a soccer league until he was about 45 years old. In recent years, his favorite activities were things he did with his two young daughters, e.g. bike riding. David is survived by his wife, Marlitt Patricia (Patti) Barrios Gray, and his children Camila Jean Gray, 10, and Marisa Marlitt Gray, 6; his mother Linda Jean Glover Rogers and his stepfather Carroll Maxwell Rogers of Dallas; his father Edward Wilson Gray and his stepmother Gerry Gray of Dallas; his brother Brian Richard Gray of Farmers Branch; his stepbrother Matthew Morgan Rogers of Christchurch, NZ, and his stepsister Andrea Jean Rogers Grice of Wellington, NZ; his aunt Camille Glover Montgomery; his uncles John Richard Glover Jr., Jerry William Gay, and Barry Russell Gay, and lots of cousins in Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia. David is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Madolyn Bidwell Davis and John Richard Glover, and by his paternal grandparents Lois Marie Gay and Jewel Russell Gay. Memorial donations may be made to Destiny Heights Church, a young church in Carrollton, Texas, where David was a member and was working to help the church grow. The mailing address is Destiny Heights Church, 2765 E Trinity Mills Rd Suite 305, Carrollton, TX 75006. Their phone is 940-218-5821. If you have any questions, please call Linda Rogers at 214-766-0110.