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Hughie Hix Gray, Sr.


Hughie Hix Gray, Sr., age 84 of Crockett passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 in the CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin.  Hughie was born December 11, 1933 in Alvin to parents, Hal Hix Gray and Ollie Mae Shoemake Gray.   He served in the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Air Force and the Texas National Guard.  Hughie worked as a carpenter, electrician, wood worker, welder and as a peace officer and also taught hand gun classes for many years.  He was a member of the Grapeland Masonic Lodge #473, the International Order of Oddfellows and also a member and deacon of the Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church.

Hughie is survived by wife, Jo Ann Gray of Crockett; son, Hugh Gray, Jr. of Alvin; daughter, Vicki Payne of Conroe; granddaughter, Karen Tucker; great-grandchildren, David Morrissey III, Joseph Tucker V; sisters, Nancy Skalicky and husband, Joe of Crockett, Nellie Yarbrough of Santa Fe, Sue Evans of Houston County Lake; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by parents, Hal Hix Gray and Ollie Mae Shoemake Gray; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lulu Mae and Davis Graham, Ruth Shoemake, Zane Yarbrough, Slim Evans; multiple nieces, nephews and other family members.

Memorial services for Hughie Hix Gray will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church.





  1. Forever singing in God’s Heavenly choir! Amen!

    Uncle Sonny we love you and miss you already. Our family will go on but it is forever changed with your passing.
    Your amazing knowledge, your love for God and all HIS creation, your beautiful singing voice, your jack of all trades skills, your patriotism and love for man and our great country are just some of the things I will remember and cherish about you.

    The stories and remembrances of Uncle Sonny will be told at family gatherings from those that loved you most. All good of course, mixed with laughter and fun, just the way you’d like it. You’ve made a lasting impression on me Uncle Sonny! I will see you again, in Heaven, I’ll be listening for your voice.

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. He was always one of my favorite people. He was always caring and there for Diane and me if we needed him. He will be missed by so many. My Thoughts and Prayers are with yall.

  3. RIP Hughie. Thanks for always having an encouraging word for me. Jo Ann, I’m sending up prayers for you and all the rest of the family. He will be missed by many.

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