Dillard James Gray

May 22, 1924 - February 26, 2024
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Dillard will be laid to rest next to his wife in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Section Lot 89  Grave 2).





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Dillard James Gray, age 99, of Springfield, passed away on February 26, 2024, at Magnolia Square nursing home.  Dillard was born to Alva “Alvie” Gray and Clella Moody on May 22, 1924, in Mansfield, Missouri. He was raised in Macomb and Mansfield by the Moody side of the family. Dillard was united in marriage to Margaret Gardner on September 18, 1945,
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Ryder Cook left a message on February 29, 2024:
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Diana Millsap Treff left a message on February 29, 2024:
My father was Dillard’s youngest half brother. Their mother Clella died when my father was months old and Dillard a young teen. Their Grandmother Dora Moody & Aunt Rosie Moody were their primary care givers for quite some time. My Daddy spoke of Dillard often. I remember Dillard always called my Dad on his birthday & we always got Christmas cards from he & Margaret. I knew he had a large family & he lived in Springfield. My father died at the age of 46, in 1982. Dillard & Margaret always answered ALL my letters in regards to family genealogy. Margaret once wrote that Billy ( my Dad) rode his pony to their home in Mansfield with a dozen eggs so that she might bake him a birthday cake for his 7th bday. I never met Margaret but I finally met Dillard in person a few years ago. I saw so much of my own father’s humor & kindness in his smile. We had a wonderful visit . It was as if I’d known him my entire life. I was really hoping to get he and one of his cousins together here next week. I will forever regret waiting. You were all blessed with a wonderful man to call Dad & Grandfather.
Heather swanson left a message on February 28, 2024:
My grandpa was Henry, Dillard’s roommate. Dillard became a dear friend to me and I spent many nights talking to him in the room after my grandpa would fall asleep in the room. He is such a sweet and special man. So sorry for your loss.
Dwayne Moody left a message on February 28, 2024:
Sorry for your loss ( I’m the son of Ralph and Betty Moody ) Seymour Mo
Rob Shirley left a message on February 28, 2024:
Sorry for your loss buddy.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Karli left a message on February 27, 2024:
Sending love and healing light to the family!
April Forshee left a message on February 27, 2024:
I'm gonna miss you so much!! Lastnight was tough!! I hope you have an endless supply of cheetos!!! XOXOXOXO!!!
Amanda morton left a message on February 26, 2024:
Who was my great great grandpa and I loved him dearly he will be greatly missed
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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