Reginald Gray

Reginald Glenn Gray, 67, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, following a long illness. A native of Dallas, he was the oldest of three sons born to the late Mr. Maurice Gray, Sr., and the late Mrs. Earline Jones Gray. He was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Gray, Tatum, Tx., and the late Mrs. Eva Spann Walton, Dallas, and the late Mr. Will Jones, San Francisco, Ca.

A product of the Dallas Independent School District, Reginald was a 1972 graduate of Franklin D Roosevelt High School, where he was team trainer to the 1972 State Championship basketball team. He received his BA degree in recreational leadership from Bishop College in 1977.

He was a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and a permanent fixture at the Kappa House in south Dallas.

Reginald worked for the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department at Eloise Lundy Recreation Center. He retired after 25 years with the city. A lover of all sports, Reginald coached numerous baseball, softball and basketball leagues throughout the city and was a mentor to countless youth.

He was inducted into the Prairie View A&M Interscholastic Coaches Association’s “Hall of Fame” in 2017 in Houston.

 

A member of the Dallas Pan-Hellenic Council for over twenty years, representing Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity , he was named “Frater of the Year,” and was honored as a “ Living Legend” by the council.

A longtime member of Good Street Baptist Church, Reginald was baptized by the late Rev. Dr. C.A.W. Clark, Sr. He was a second generation member of the Deacon Board and a dedicated member of the Usher Board until failing health prevented.

Reginald had an enormous thirst for life and loved living it to its fullest. He held onto life until he just couldn’t hold on anymore.

He was preceded in death by his brother, the late Maurice Gray, Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory: brother, Keith Earl Gray, Houston, Tx; a niece, Rochelle Jefferson, Garland, Tx; great niece and nephew, Shelby Janae Waites and Damien Maurice Waites, Garland,Tx; aunt, Willa Walton, Los Angeles,Ca.; cousins Kent Culbertson and Youree Culbertson, Jr.,Marshall Tx.; Dr. Thomas Spann, PhD and Mr. Andrew Spann, Dallas; Mrs. Emma Ruth Gray Mallard, Tyler, Tx; and good friends Larry Tutt and Shelia Holland of Dallas; and Darline Laffitte, Mobile, AL., and countless other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank all the staff at Fresenius Dialysis for their continued love and support.