Michael Allen (Bear) LaGray

Waldo Funeral Home

Michael Allen (Bear) LaGray

Michael Allen (Bear) LaGray was born in Malone, NY on July 24, 1954 to Leon and Marguerite LaGray, and the Lord called him home on July 14, 2021.

He loved God and this country and could light up a room with that big smile and beautiful brown eyes. He moved to Texas in 1977 and started his career as a Tool and Die Maker at Texas Instruments, and retired from Raytheon after 40 years. He loved working on just about anything in his shop, we called him MacGyver. Bear enjoyed hunting with his friends and riding his Harley or taking a drive in one of his cars. He was a Christian and was loved by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Annette LaGray, son and wife Chris and Ashlee Mathis. He had two other children in a previous marriage, Corey LaGray and Megan LaGray. He is also survived by brother Carl and Monique Burnham, sister Peggy LaGray, sister Carol White, brother and sister-in-law Mark and Lori Longtin, brother and sister-in-law Darwin and Natalie Kloster, and several nieces and nephews.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents, and sister Shirley Case, and sister Beverley Burns.

Rosary and visitation are at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman, TX, Sunday July 18th at 6:00pm. Funeral services will be at St Mary's Catholic Church in Gainesville, TX at 2:00pm, and he will rest in peace at Macomb Cemetery north of Collinsville, TX.

The register book can be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com.

Posted online on July 16, 2021