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Richard Camden Gray


Memorial services for Richard Camden Gray, 90, of Purcell were held August 27, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Purcell. Interment  was at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mr. Gray moved from this life to his next life on Monday morning, August 23, 2021.

Richard Camden Gray was born November 23, 1930 in Purcell, Oklahoma, the son of Leslie Foster Gray and Louise (Camden) Gray.

He was a life-long Dragon, graduating from Purcell High School in 1948. He married the love of his life, Helen Jackson, and their union produced two sons, Richard Camden Gray Jr. and Kurt Lee Gray.

Mr. Gray attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves and retired with the rank of Colonel.

Richard and his partner, Joe Krapf, owned and operated Kennedy Drug from 1957-1976. Richard and Helen then owned and operated United Drug until their retirement.

Richard and Helen were Dragon and Sooner fans, traveling across Oklahoma to watch their sons and grandsons and across the country to watch the Sooners.

Richard was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife, Helen Gray; his parents, Leslie and Lorene Gray and Joe and Louise Jody.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Gray Jr. and Kurt Gray and his wife, Susan, all of Purcell; three grandsons, Andrew and his wife, Erielle, and their boys, Sawyer and Owen of Broken Arrow, Mitchell and his wife, Taylor, and their boys, Ledger and Jagger of Purcell and Ethan and his wife, Cheyenne, of Tulsa; his brother, Sam Gray and his wife, Cindy, and their children,; brother, Tom Gray and his wife, Sherri, and their children; brother, Phil Jody and his wife, Christine, and their children and sister, Nancy Loyd and her husband, Henry, and their children.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Youth Department of Purcell First Baptist Church.   

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.