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2017-11-08 / Spirit World

Michael Darren Gray Jr.

LOWER BRULE — Michael Darren Gray Jr., 30, journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Fort Thompson.

Michael Darren Gray Jr. was born October 7, 1987 to Michael Gray Sr. and Stephanie Langdeau at Chamberlain. He attended school in Rapid City, Lower Brule, Crow Creek, and Minneapolis, Minn. He was the quarterback for the 2004 Sioux Football Team (8-0). He loved to play sports like basketball, football, baseball, and softball. He was a game changer and play maker. It was exciting to watch Michael play sports with his natural born talent.

Michael was loved and respected by so many. His presence will be greatly missed. He was an awesome Dad! His children were his happiness. Michael along with his brothers Devin and Tanner were referred to as “The Wall” when taking the field as 2nd, shortstop, and 3rd basemen.

Michaels bond with his siblings was admirable. He was kind, generous, a beautiful soul that blessed his family for the 30 years he was here. Journey well, you will never be forgotten and forever loved.

Michael loved Derek Jeter and the NY Yankees and was also an avid Pats fan.

Gratefully sharing his life are his four sons to his 13 year union with Randi LeBeau: Lane Garett Gray, Kellen Blake Gray, Michael Darren Gray III, Greyson D’Slade Gray; two daughters Kaylee and Chesney, and daughter Devany to arrive in November; his father Darren Gray Sr.; his mother Stephanie Langdeau; four brothers Tanner, Trevor, Marty, and Talon; seven sisters Cheyenne, Williamette, Lakota, Sequoia, Montana, Rosalee, and Deanna; and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding him in death on his paternal side were: Madeline Gray, Tommy Gray, Bob Gray, Ken Flamond, Whitney Spotted Bear; and on his maternal side: Cheryl, Harvey Sr., Harvey Jr., Merle Jr., Mikey, aunt Lori, and grandpa Shook.

A three night wake service started on Saturday at the Lower Brule Community Center in Lower Brule. Funeral services for Michael were held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Lower Brule Community Center in Lower Brule. Burial service was at the Messiah Episcopal Cemetery in Iron Nation.

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