Charles Walter Gray, D.V.M
1940 – 2022
Charles Walter Gray, DVM was born December 4, 1940, in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Carl S. and Lora A. (Goode) Gray. He and his two sisters grew up in Clinton, Oklahoma where he graduated from Clinton High School in 1959. Charles served in the Army Reserves from 1959-1966. He attended Oklahoma State University from 1961-1964 where he obtained his bachelor’s degree, then went on to veterinary school and graduated in 1967. While attending Oklahoma State University, he met Karen S. Sharp and they married on December 27, 1964. Charles worked at Britton Road Veterinary Clinic for 3 years until opening his own practice, Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital in Edmond in 1973 until his retirement in 2019. He was passionate about all his clients, human and animal. Charles was a member of O.V.M.A., A.V.M.A, and A.A.H.A. He carried on his upbringing of being a farmer and rancher throughout his adulthood, then passed the tradition on to his family. Charles was a member of the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raiser’s Association and Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. He enjoyed raising Hereford cattle and would spend hours discussing cattle with other breeders and friends and set many records with his cattle at Oklahoma Beef Incorporated. He was also a member of the Edmond O.U.R. Club and enjoyed his weekly meetings with Edmond professionals whom many he called friends. Charles was proceeded in death by his parents and one sister Wanda Thomas. Survivors include, his wife Karen S. Gray, son Carl B. Gray of Carter, Oklahoma, son Kevin S. Gray of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kimberly (Gray) Woods and husband Cameron of Edmond, Oklahoma and Charles Fredrick Gray and wife Kimberly (Benne) Gray of Edmond, Oklahoma. Grandchildren Alice Woods, Andrew Woods, Emily Woods and Kayla Gray. The family would like to say a special thank you to The Timbers and Good Sheperd Hospice for their support and care they provided.
Public visitation will be held at Matthews Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 4th 2022, from 3:00Pm to 8:00PM with family to greet friends and guests from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.
Services will be held Thursday, May 5th 2022, at the Matthews Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 2:00PM. Interment is to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery of Edmond.
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