Matthew Dean McCray, 56, passed away with his children by his side on May 28, 2021. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday June 2, 2021, at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Matthew was born in Dodge City, KS to Earl and Georgia McCray. He grew up in Davenport, OK. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1982 and went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University in 1990 with a B.S. of Agriculture. Matthew worked for Saint Francis of the Woods in Coyle for many years and grew many great relationships. In 2013, he began a new career with the Department of Food and Forestry.
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In 1997 he married Jacqueline McAnally. They had 3 children; Matlin 23, Dustin 20, and Jaylin 16. They lived in Coyle, OK until 2014 and moved to Perkins, OK, where the kids have been raised and gone to school. They divorced in 2015, the 3 kids remained in the home with Matthew and made lots of memories. He loved cooking for his kids. Always something new and always something they didn't like. LOL. He enjoyed going shopping, especially at Walmart. It was like his mall. He would walk around for hours just looking. Kids would always say “when are we leaving”. But his favorite thing was pranking people. He would joke or scare anyone he could, any chance he got! He was a great dad and a Godly man, and witnessed to anyone he came across.
Matthew is preceded in death by his mother and father, Earl and Georgia McCray. He is survived by his children, Matlin and Jaylin McCray, and Dustin Cullison, his sisters Patricia and Jerry Elam of Davenport and Sharan and Mike Mash of Davenport. As well as all of his nieces and nephews.