June 11, 1930 – March 3, 2014
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Gerald was born on June 11, 1930 in Lake City, Florida. His parents were John Jefferson McCray and Lottie Hosford McCray. He graduated Columbia High School in 1950. Gerald graduated from Spartanberg Jr. College. Then attended Florida Southern where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He spent 3 years at Emory Theological School near Atlanta, Georgia where he received his Master's Degree. Gerald served churches in Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Alaska and Oregon.
Gerald is survived by his wife Helen, daughter Renay, son-in-law Brian and granddaughter Sheldon. He also has a step-son Ron Mifflin and step-daughter Gail Phares and 4 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother LJ, sister Thiedis and his son Gerald Thomas McCray, Jr.
Local services will be at Siloam United Methodist Church at 3PM on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Donations in his memory can be made to Siloam United Methodist Church or any Native American charity.
Published in Lake City Reporter from Mar. 7 to Mar. 14, 2014