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Obituary - Carl Joseph Grayson

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Carl Grayson, 56, passed away January 20, 2024, in Monroe, Oklahoma.

He was born April 1, 1967, in Port Hueneme, California, to James and Linda (Thomas) Grayson.

Carl had many jobs over the years, from fabricating at Rheem in Fort Smith, Oklahoma, to working for county residents in LeFlore County. He was a jack of all trades.

Carl loved to help anyone and has literally given the coat off his back at times. He has a Servants Heart. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman.

He also loved kids, whether it was taking one fishing or lending a hand to help them through the local Poteau FFA chapter.

Carl was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He also served on the Monroe Fire Department for many years and was currently working on becoming a member of the Heavener Masonic Lodge #154.

He is preceded in death by his sons Zachary Thomas Reed and Paden Allen Grayson; parents; and grandparents, Carl and Rosie Thomas and Joseph Eulice and Grace Grayson.

Carl is survived by his wife, Joanie; son, Kayden; sisters, Melissa Stone and husband Stan of Poteau, Oklahoma, and Tina Sherrill and husband Clay of Pocola, Oklahoma; brothers, Rob Spence and wife Billie of Tennessee, Jerry Grayson and wife Heather of Pocola, and Michael Grayson and wife Bittany of Alabama; aunt, Kathy Balagia and husband Charles of Texas; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. January 27, 2024, at Freedom House Fellowship in Heavener, Oklahoma, with Brother Sam Dyer officiating.

Burial to follow at Maxey Cemetery in Wister, Oklahoma.

In Lieu of Flowers, contributions can be made in Carl's name to Poteau FFA, 100 Mockingbird Lane Poteau, Oklahoma 74953, or to Monroe Fire Department, P.O. Box 144 Monroe, Oklahoma 74947

Arrangements are under the direction of Holt Funeral & Cremation.