Robinson Funeral Home
PO Box 732~635 E Broad St.
West Point, Mississippi 39773
Robert Crawford "Bob" Gray
Robert Crawford "Bob" Gray, 71, died Saturday, May 28 after a lengthy illness. He was born December 18, 1938 to Rayburn and Mary Frances Gray of Hickory Flat, MS.
He graduated form Ashland High School in 1957 and Delta State University with a degree in Public School Music. In 1962, while teaching school in Risco, MO, he surrendered his life to full-time Christian Service. In 1963, he married Norma Hall from Myrtle, MO. In 1965, he and Norma moved to Fort Worth, TX, where he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and pursued a degree in Music and Christian Education.
After seminary, he and his family moved back to Mississippi where he served at Highland Baptist Church, Meridian, and First Baptist Churches of Ripley, New Albany and West Point, plus an interim at Calvary Baptist, West Point making an active service time of 40 years in Church Music.
He was a devoted husband and family man. He is survived by his wife, Norma, of 48 years, one son, Andy (Julie) and one daughter Amy (Sherman), both of West Point. His three grandchildren were his pride and joy: Mary Campbell Gray (14) and Gray (8) and Tatum (3) Berry. He is also survived by a sister Martha Mitchell of Lamar, MS and a brother Eddie Gray of Cordova, TN, aunts, cousins and nieces.
He was passionate about church music and serving the Lord. Through his years of service, he was faithfully committed to children, youth, adult and senior adult ministries. Being a very patriotic person, he especially enjoyed directing several patriotic programs in West Point using a community choir in celebration of the Fourth of July.
Robinson Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements. Services will be held Tuesday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church of West Point with Bro. Dale Funderburg officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, May 30th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of West Point. Pallbearers are Phil Nanney, Robbie Robinson, Steve Stanley, Ed Lyon, Chuck Brister, Gary Richardson, Bob Farrar, Marvin Turnipseed and Charles Magers. His Honorary Pallbearers include: Adult Men's Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and Dr. John Cox and his staff. Memorial gifts can be made to First Baptist Church, American Diabetes Association or the Sally Kate Winters Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in Charge of Arrangements.