Mr. Artis James Gray, Sr., was born on August 31, 1963, in Kilgore, Texas, to Thomas Williams and Bessie Mae (Bell) Gray. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Billy Gray, Vivian Gray, Anner Lee Thompson, Albert Williams, Sr. Barbara Gray and Winnie Mae Portley. Artis attended Kilgore ISD and Longview ISD Schools
Artis was a member of Skinner Temple COGIC in Longview, Texas
He is survived by his wife, Andra Harris; his children, Danielle Lockridge, Mary (Byron) Gray-Reeves, Artis J. Gray, Jr., Vivian Gray, Billy D. Gray, Roy Gray, and Faye Gray; sisters, Bobbie Norris and Bessie Cleveland; brothers, Henry Earl Williams, Alvin (Evelyn) Gray, Jr., and Lee Charles (Beverly) Gray, Sr.; 8 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.