Celebration of life for Ellis “Skip” Earl Gray Jr. was held January 15, 2022 at the Viburnum Country Club with Pastor Greg Freeman and Pastor Denny Mathes officiating.

Mr. Gray was born March 2, 1954 in St. Louis, to Ellis Earl Sr. and Joyce Betty (Parrett) Gray. He married Regina “Gina” Marie Cooper, February 5, 1994. Mr. Gray died January 8, 2022 in Viburnum at the age of 67 years.

Survivors include wife, Gina Gray of Viburnum; children, Melanie Maize and husband Shawn of Lesterville; Gabe Gray and wife Robyn of Oates; Drew LaChance of Farmington; and Jarid LaChance and wife Andrea of Farmington; grandchildren, Collyer, Talyah, Rhylan, Cameron, Reese, Tyson, Mason, Ariel, Tuff, Colten, Beckett, and Bryce; sisters, Sandy and Nancy; step-mother, Betty Gray; extended family and dear friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the memory of Skip to the Viburnum Cemetery Fund. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Mortuary of Viburnum. Online condolences may be entered at