Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 11:04 am
The Messenger, March 11, 2011
Ralph Norman Gray, 65, of Troy died 9:49 p.m. March 10, 2011, in the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Cemetery near Union City. There will be no visitation.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Brad Davis, Russ Davis, Chad Gray, Doug Montgomery, Lynn Jones and Clay York. Honorary pallbearers will be Buck Pate, Vinson Thompson, Hollis Woody, Ray Swift and Gene Gurien.
He was born May 22, 1945, in Lake County, son of the late Luby and Ollie (Lee) Gray. He married the former Lynette Rustin Jan. 18, 1970. She survives. He retired after 27 years of service as a wildlife manager for Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He had served in Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lalania and John Hilliard of Dresden; his son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Stefanie Gray of Martin; five granddaughters, Mariah Adkins and Sommer Adkins, both of Troy, Journey Adkins of Dresden and Hope Gray and Hallie Gray, both of Martin; five sisters; and three brothers.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and his sister.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.