Stephen Gibson Grey of Wichita Falls, an artist of national and international repute, succumbed to a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 51 Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Wichita Falls. Officiating will be Pastor Tim Hoke, Church of Living Water, Wichita Falls. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Steve's name to Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Steve was a graduate of Paschal High School in Fort Worth and received his B.F.A. from the University of North Texas in 1974. He further distinguished himself in his studies at The Art Students' League of New York City. His career was extended and enhanced by advanced studies at the University of Georgia along with advanced painting abroad in Corona, Italy.
In addition to owning and operating the Steve Grey Studio in Wichita Falls, his passion for art extended beyond North Texas to selected competitions, workshops and shows around the United States and Europe. His career included fashion illustration and courtroom art. He held the position of college art instructor. Steve also illustrated a children's book entitled, "Eddie Finds a Hero," by Louise Mandrell. However, Steve is perhaps best known for his portraiture. He had the privilege of painting many families, children and loved ones throughout Wichita Falls and the United States.
Steve loved God, his family, friends, music and art. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. N. Quentin Grey, former minister of First Christian Church of Fort Worth, and by his brother, James B. Grey, executive director of The National Paraplegia Foundation of Fort Worth.
Survivors: His wife of 20 years, JoAnn Hitchcock Grey; children, Matthew Grey of Wichita Falls, Stephanie Grey Baswell and husband, Tandy of Wichita Falls; Whitney Grey, currently attending TCU in Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Greyson; his mother, L. Marie Grey of Fort Worth; and sisters, Nancy Grey Fogleman and husband, Allen of Fort Worth; Susan Grey Rohde and husband, Don of Belton.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 11/18/2003.