Donald “Donnell” Earl Gray Jr., 29, passed away Jan. 16, 2011. Donnell was born March 4, 1981, in Austin, Texas, to Cynthia Parker and Donald Earl Gray, Sr.
He grew up in Austin, where he attended Reagan High School. He spent the last years of his life in Lockhart, with his fiancée, Marie Skaggs, and his three children, Donyelle, Christiana and Darius, whom he leaves behind to mourn him. He also leaves his parents, two sisters, Francine and Cameshia, and two brothers, John and Christopher, all of Austin, and an extended family of in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
He touched everyone’s lives in such a positive way, he will be truly missed.
Services will be held on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9 a.m. at Phillips, Upshaw and Richard Funeral Home, 1410 E. 12th St., Austin, Texas 78702. Gravieside services will follow at 10:30 a.m. to Travis County International Cemetery, 26 Axle Ln., Austin, Texas, 78666.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Donnell Gray Memorial Fund, c/o Marie Skaggs, 1002B Crockett St., Lockhart, Texas 78644.