With a heavy heart we post the passing of Jerry Gray from Hamilton, Missouri. Jerry had been a member of MCA as far back as 2004 and longer. Although he worked for John Deere for many years, his love was the Masseys and MCA. He was a great attendee of most all of the meetings, shows and gatherings conducted by MCA and the Missouri MCA Chapter. Mary and their traveling Golden Retriever were with him every step of the way!
Jerry served on the Board of Directors of MCA from 2014 through 2017 and also served on the Massey Exposition of North America Selection Committee for five years. Jerry faithfully served as the Missouri Chapter Membership Chair for several years as well as on their Board of Directors. He actively supported this website and created lots of conversation on some of the threads.
Jerry always had a good time and his laugh could be heard across the room. We will miss his antics and his challenging free-wheel thinking.
His obituary is listed below.
Rest in peace, Jerry.
JERRY ROBERT GRAY
September 13, 1944 - November 30, 2020
Jerry Robert Gray, 76, Hamilton, MO, passed away at his home on November 30, 2020. Jerry moved to Hamilton 13 years ago from Glasgow, MO.
Jerry was born on September 13, 1944, in Aurora, IL, to L. Ronald and Dorothy (Fourmont) Gray. He graduated from the Kaneland High School in 1962, and attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. Jerry worked for and retired from John Deere Credit Company as a territory manager. He also farmed which was his real passion.
Jerry was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Northwest Missouri Gas & Steam Engine Association, both of Hamilton. His love was the MCA (Massey Collectors Association) and he was a member and served on the national board of directors. He and his wife, Mary, traveled to shows for MCA all over the United States.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He married his wife, Mary June Dearing, on April 24, 1965, in Aurora. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors: daughters-Lisa Renfrow, Kearney, MO., and Michele (Scott) Muroski, Ashland, MO; 3 grandchildren-Kaitlyn (Katie) and Hannah Muroski and Chris Renfrow; sisters-Beth (Ray) Zamzow, Portage, Wisconsin, and Marsha (Bob) Swanson, Seven Lakes, NC; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Graveside Service and Interment: 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 4, at the Highland Cemetery, Hamilton.
There is no formal, scheduled visitation, but friends may call at Bram Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Hamilton United Methodist Church.