Mark Allen Wray, 50, of Bidwell, passed away, at 11:10 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia. Born November 20, 1967 in Bidwell, he was the son of the late Robert and Wilma Jean Wiesemandle Wray who survives in Bidwell. He was a retired USMC Staff Sargent having served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by his wife, Sherri Northup Wray, whom he married on October 17, 2017, in Bidwell, children, Tyler (Richey) Jackson, of Bidwell, Randi Wray, of McDermott, Oh., Mark A. Wray Jr., of Ohio, Bridgett Wray, of Radcliff, Ky., James (Brittany) Baker, of Gallipolis, Brandi (Tim) Elliot, of Gallipolis, Nicole Baker, of Gallipolis, John Baker, of Gallipolis, and Destiny (Blake) Harris, of Gallipolis, grandchildren, Silas Jackson, Madison Elliot, Hunter Elliot, Aubree Elliot, Braylee Harris, Zayden Harris, Cooper Baker, and Chloe Baker, maternal grandmother, Julia Wisemandle, of Gallipolis. A sister, Alena (Peter) Prysch, of Rocky Point, New York, a brother, William (Maggie) Wray, of Troy, Ohio, several nieces and nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
In addition to his father, Mark is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William E. and Alta Pearl Wray, his maternal grandfather, William E. Wisemandle, and a brother-in-law, Rick Grubbs.
Private graveside services with full military honors provided by the Gallia County Funeral Detail Team will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in the Morgan Center Cemetery. His brother William Wray will officiate. The Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Gallipolis is entrusted with the arrangements.