He was born in Portage, Wis. to Robert E. and Anna Mae (Coutant) Gray on March 26, 1958 where he was raised; he later resided in Ojibwa, Wis. Jason spent the last twenty years residing in Caledonia, Minn. where he raised his four daughters.
Jason served in the Army upon graduating from high school. He married his soul mate Sharon Schneider on Oct. 29, 1975 and together they embarked upon countless adventures before starting a family and eventually having four girls. Jason retired from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2008. Jason enjoyed music and was commonly known as radio personality “Chong” on La Crosse’s 95.7 The Rock. He also was an avid sports fan especially of the Green Bay Packers. Jason spent as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors. Jason was a devoted husband and father who wanted nothing more in life than to grow old in the company of his family.
Jason is survived by his wife and constant companion, Sharon, his four daughters: Robin, Madison, Wis.; Amber, Rochester, Minn.; Raven, Onalaska, Wis. and Codi, La Crosse, Wis.; two brothers: Terry (Joann), Madison, Wis. and Rory, Jackson, Mich; three half brothers: Gary (Charlotte) Wruck, North Carolina; Sterling (Lorraine) Gray, Pardeeville, Wis. and Roger Gray, Portage, Wis.
Jason was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: David, Donald and Togo; his sister, Judy Jernigan and her daughter, Tracey Kok.
Jason’s life was nothing less than extraordinary as he lived life on his own terms. His high spirits and easy going nature were felt by everyone who was lucky enough to have known him. He will be deeply missed and will always be in our hearts.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be offered at www.vossfh.com