We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 580-353-2940 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Managing Partner/Funeral Director
Linda was born and raised in Lawton and graduated from Lawton High School. Linda worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for many years as an operator and later as a service representative. She held the office of Vice President of Operator Services with Communication Workers of America Local #6009 and served in many offices with the Telephone Pioneers Club, including President. In 1998, she returned to college to fulfill her dream of caring for families in their darkest hour. "I felt a calling to help and serve the people of this wonderful community that has been so good to my family and me over the years."
She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Funeral Science. At UCO, she was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma.
Linda has served two terms as an Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association Chairperson and also served two terms as District 4 Governor for OFDA. She serves on the Arts For All Gala Committee and is a member of the Lawton Business Women's Association and Great Plaines Ambucs.
Linda is married to Kevin, and they have one son, Mathis and a granddaughter, Millie. She and her husband travel to Port Aransas several times a year to deep sea fish, and she competes locally and at the state level for her canned jellies, jams, and pickles, for which she has received many ribbons, including several "Best of Show" ribbons and many first place awards.
Pam was born in Frederick, Oklahoma and grew up in Grandfield. She graduated from Grandfield High School in 1967. She graduated from Cameron University with a BS in Elementary Education in 1971. Pam taught for 36 years, 33 of those years at Big Pasture Elementary in Randlett, Oklahoma. She retired in May 2007. Before retiring from the school system, Pam began working at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. In 1973, Gray Funeral Home cared for her family members, at which time, Pam knew that she wanted to help provide that special service for others. Pam is very special to our funeral home family. Pam and her family attend Chattanooga Church of Christ. She is a member and past officer of Chapter EF P. E. O. Pam is married to Lee and has three children, Chad Adams, Chad West, and Jennifer Kelley, and eight grandchildren. Pam completed her lifelong dream of becoming a funeral director when she graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in May 2010. Pam was valedictorian of her graduating class and received the Bill Pierce Award. She was the first President of Women In Black, an organization formed to promote women in funeral services.
Jim was born in Lawton but was raised in El Paso,Texas. He graduated from Burgess High School in El Paso in 1979 and moved back to Lawton at that time. Working his way though College, Jim graduated from Cameron University in 1990 with a B.A degree in Criminal Justice and from Oklahoma City University in 1991 with a M.A. degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Jim joined the Lawton Police Department in 1992 and is a full time Police Officer with the rank of Lieutenant. Jim has been a member of Mt. Scott Masonic Lodge #540 in Lawton since 1996 and has been a member of the Guthrie Scottish Rite as a 32nd degree Mason since 1997. He is also a member of Paradise Valley Baptist Church. In 2002, Jim started working at Lawton Ritter Gray and returned to school at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond to pursue a lifetime goal of being a funeral director. He graduated in 2005 with a B.S. degree in Funeral Science. Jim has a old son named McCajah and enjoys working on old vehicles, riding his two antique Harley-Davidsons and working with his two pet horses, Lamont and Shiloe, in his spare time.
Administrative Assistant Sunset Memorial Gardens
Debbie was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. She graduated from Eisenhower in 1974. She is married to Ted Evans and has Five children and four grandchildren. In her spare time, Debbie likes to read and shop. Debbie attends First Baptist Church.
Janie was born and grew up in Lawton Oklahoma. Her family has deep roots in this area since the drawing of the family farm in 1901. Her grandfather, John Woods, received the deed for 160 acres in 1907. Janie attended Lawton High School and earned her cosmetology license in 1968 from Edna Hennessee Beauty College. Thereafter she owned her own salon, Perms Plus in downtown Lawton where she practiced for many years. Janie has been a vital part of the staff at Lawton Ritter Gray for over 20 years and she is truly appreciated for all her hard work and dedication she brings to our team here at Lawton Ritter Gray.
Ken grew up in the Chattanooga-Cache area and graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1957. Upon graduation, he attended Southwestern State College for one year and Cameron for a semester. He joined the work force in 1959 at Automotive Parts, Inc. and retired in 2000.
Ken has a daughter, Gayla, who lives in Frisco, Texas.
Ken is a member of First Baptist Church where he is an ordained deacon and has taught Sunday School classes for many years. He is an avid OU football fan.
Ken came to Gray Family services in June 2006, and what a blessing they have been in his life.
Office Manager for Gray Funeral Home
Margaret graduated from Grandfield High School and attended Draughon’s Business School at Wichita Falls, Texas.
She has a husband, Howard; two daughters, Sheila L. Taylor and husband Jeff and Lisa J. Koschak and Chris Johns; and three grandchildren, Chelsea L. Koschak, Cody A. Taylor, and Nicholas Johns.
"I was born in Grandfield, raised in the country southwest of Grandfield. I will always be a country girl at heart. I love my family and enjoy all activities that involve my grandchildren. I have worked with my husband both physically and ran the office, when we had our own business.”
“I enjoy my work for Gray Funeral Home very much. I like to read, crochet, and take walks when I can. I am very thankful for my family, friends and co-workers. My life is pretty simple and I am thankful for each day.”
Philip grew up in Grandfield. He graduated from Grandfield High School in 1955 and from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls in 1959. He worked in an oil field for eight years after graduating from college and has been farming from 1967 to present. He has worked with Gray Funeral Home since 1984. He has two children, DeLynn Barrows and David Dudenhoeffer.
Ted was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. He graduated from Lawton High School in 1972 and from Cameron University in 1981 with a degree in biology. He is married to Debbie Evans, and they have four children and four great grandchildren. He is retired from the Oklahoma State of Health after 27 years of service. Ted attends Cameron Baptist Church. Ted's favorite hobby is raising and racing pigeons.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.