John Robert Gray
April 23, 1960 – September 12, 2021
Preceded in death by parents, Marlene and Robert Gray; nephew, Matthew Veys. Survived by wife, Mary Jo; children: Allie Gray, Joe Steuter, James Steuter (Emily), Jon Steuter (Cara), Jackie Hendricks (Brian); grandchildren: Jolie, Nella, Austin, Olivia, Reece, and Brooks; sisters: Kim Bemis (Lyn), Debbie Gray, Renee Fulton (Robin); nieces and nephews.
VIGIL SERVICE: Thursday, September 16th, 7pm at West Center Chapel with family receiving friends from 5-7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, September 17th, 10:30am St. Patrick Catholic Church in Elkhorn, 20500 W. Maple Street. Private Interment.
John R. Gray was born on April 23, 1960 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Bob and Marlene Gray.
He went to his heavenly home on September 12, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska. John grew up in Albert Lea, MN, moved to California with his family for a short time and has been in Omaha, Nebraska since age twelve. John graduated from Westside High School in 1978 and worked at Firestone during high school on a job program. He advanced for several years before becoming a store manager for the franchise. John continued in the service industry with Jensen Tire for more than a decade and joined Snap On Tools in early 2012 as a sales manager. Servicing customers and helping people in any way he could was his passion.
John married Mary Jo (Steuter) on October 26, 2002. His personal passions in life included his family, golf, Husker football, homemade hot fudge sundaes, grilling and cooking for family gatherings, Fourth of July celebrations at the Minnesota cabin, and cheering his daughter Allie on as the #1 fan for Skutt Catholic and Arizona State University volleyball.