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Dennis "Dude" Spray

May 22, 1942 — June 13, 2010

Sunrise May 22, 1942, Sunset June 13, 2010

Dennis “Dude” Spray, age 68, of Wilderville, Oregon went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 13, 2010 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family after a brave battle with bladder cancer.

A Celebration of Life will be at 1:30 pm, Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Jerome Prairie Bible Church in Grants Pass, Oregon and at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 2010 at New Hope Community Church in Fremont, California. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to, Memorial of Dennis Spray, c/o Home Valley Bank, PO Box 817, Grants Pass, Oregon 97528. All funds will be donated to Bladder Cancer Research done by Dr. Sig Daneshmand, University of Southern California.

Survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Patricia Spray, sons, Brad Spray (Theresa) of San Leandro, California; Mark Spray of Winter Springs, Florida; Roni Westbrook (Pam) of Dublin, California and Jason Silva (Tiffany) of Sacramento, California; beloved “Papa” (six grandchildren) of DeJon Silva, Mariah Westbrook, Anthony Silva, Haylee Silva, Carson Westbrook, and AprilMarie Spray; brother of Shirley (Denton) Chambers of Tarkio, Missouri and Mary Lou Spray of Houston, Texas; brother-in-law, Roger Gilberston (Sandy) of Surprise, Arizona; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Maxine Spray.

Dennis was born on May 22, 1942 in Griswold, Iowa to Clarence and Maxine Spray. In 1960 he left the family farm and headed west to California. After arriving in San Lorenzo, California with his young family, he became a master carpenter and worked throughout the Bay area for 42 years. Dennis married his wife, Pat in 1972 and settled in Union City, California. He coached Babe Ruth Baseball for 12 years in Fremont, California. He was an avid golfer and fisherman, loved traveling in his motorhome, loved wildlife, and was a diehard Oakland Raiders fan. He had a talent for creating beautiful pieces of stained glass and silver jewelry. After retiring in 2002 he and Pat traveled the country for two years in their motorhome. They then became snow birds, spending their summer in Wilderville, Oregon and winters in Surprise, Arizona. In 2005 they moved from Union City, California to Wilderville.

He was a member of Hayward Moose Lodge, Grants Pass Elks Lodge, Logan Colts Booster Club of Union City, California, New Hope Community Church in Fremont, California, Jerome Prairie Bible Church in Grants Pass, Oregon and Carpenters Local 713.

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