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Obituaries

January 13, 2013

Dr. Bruce McCray

Nov. 21, 1961 — Jan. 10, 2013

PURCELL — Dr. Bruce McCray, 51, of Purcell passed from this life into the presence of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at his home.

Bruce was born Nov. 21, 1961, in Tulsa to Charles and Louise McCray. He grew up in Owasso and attended Owasso Schools, graduating in 1980. He continued his education receiving his Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Degrees from Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, La. Bruce married Pam Anderson on July 29, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Elmore City.

For more than 26 years, Bruce has been an Ordained Southern Baptist Minister in the state of Oklahoma. He was pastor seven years at the First Baptist Church of Morrison and 19 years at the First Baptist Church of Elmore City. Since May of 2012, he was employed as chaplain for the Cross Timbers Hospice in Ardmore.

Bruce had a monthly radio program in Lindsay and preached weekly on the radio in Sulphur and Pauls Valley. He loved the Lord, his family and his church with all his heart. Bruce loved life and lived it to the fullest.

He was an avid sports fan of various teams including Oklahoma University, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals and Oklahoma City Thunder.

He had a great sense of humor that made him a great communicator of the gospel.  He loved gospel music and was especially fond of Southern Gospel Quartet Music.

He will be dearly missed.

Bruce leaves behind his wife Pam of the home; one son Caleb McCray of Stillwater; his parents Charles and Louise McCray of Owasso; two sisters Dee Dee Martin and family and Cindy McDaniel and family, all of Claremore; two nephews, two nieces two great-nephews and two great-nieces; his father and mother-in-law Buel and Patricia Anderson of Wayne; one sister-in-law Debbie Childress and family of Tuttle; one brother-in-law    Scott Anderson and family of Virginia Beach, Va.; numerous aunts, uncles, and a host of friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Purcell. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wilson-Little Funeral Home of Purcell.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, Cross Timbers Hospice of Ardmore or Lifecare Hospice of Norman.

Send online condolences at wilsonlittle.com.

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