Mr. Gray died of natural causes at 4:40 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville.
He was born March 15, 1929 in Trigg County to the late Hurley Gray and Jean Wallis Gray.
He was a member of the Hurricane Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, church clerk and trustee. He was a farmer, electrician, land developer, and owned and operated his family construction business. Mr. Gray was a United States veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a charter member of the Cadiz Gideon Camp, trustee for the Temperance League of Kentucky where he served as president for two terms.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wallis and Gordon Gray; and one sister, Anna Gray Gray.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Maxine Henry Gray of Cadiz; one sister, Frances Gray Cunningham of Cadiz; three daughters, Judy Gray Rutter of Hendersonville, Tenn., Ruth Gray of Princeton, and Martha Gray (and husband Kenny Shipley) of Cadiz; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Lydia Rutter of Hendersonville, Tenn., Emily, Ellen and Sarah Shipley of Cadiz; four nephews, Joe Gray of Princeton, John Gray of Hodgenville, Edd Gray of Clarksville, Tenn., and David Cunningham of Cadiz; four nieces, Rebecca Knight of Bumpus Mills, Tenn., Sarah Neighborgall of Cadiz, Vonda Gray Allen of Nashville, Tenn., and Eunice Stone of Cadiz; a number of great nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers are Joe, John, and Edd Gray, David Cunningham, Paul Wynn, Larry Kemp and Dale Scott. Honorary pallbearers are the Gideons.
Music will be provided by Freddy Smith pianist, Kenny Shipley and Teresa Smith, vocalists, and granddaughters, vocalists.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211.