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Charles William Gray

Obituary Charles William (Bill) Gray died at his home in the presence of his loving family in Scottsville, KY, on Monday, Oct. 12, at the age of 88. Bill is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Dorothy England Gray, his children, Rita Doss, of Glasgow, Beth Gray Edwardson, and Chuck Gray, of Scottsville. His grandchildren, Gabe Doss of Glasgow, and Olivia and Tori Edwardson, Louisville, also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles William Gray and Alice Landrum Gray, his brother, James Gray, sister, Neida Costavile, and niece, Penny Ames. Bill was born on December 2, 1926, to Will and Alice on a farm near Fountain Run, KY. After serving in WW II and completing his tour in Japan, he returned to Fountain Run High School completing his education through the GI Bill. There he met and married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy, and remained a devoted and loving husband until his death. Bill was a bookkeeper who was dedicated to his work as well as his farming. His love of family was demonstrated by his warmth, his encouragement, his wit, and his generosity for his immediate as well as his extended family. Bill became a Christian in early years, and quietly practiced his faith through the way he lived his life and shared his compassion for others. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, 1 pm - 8 pm, and Sunday, Oct. 18, 7:30 am until the funeral service at 1 pm, at Strode's Funeral Home in Scottsville with burial at Fountain Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the TJ Samson Community Hospice at 1301 N. Race St., Glasgow, KY 42141. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Charles William Gray please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Fountain Run Cemetery Fountain Run Cemetery KY, Visitation OCT 17. 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Scottsville Chapel 85 Lois Moore DriveScottsville, KY, 42164scottsville@strodefuneralhome.comhttp://strodefuneralhome.com/ Visitation OCT 18. 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Scottsville Chapel 85 Lois Moore DriveScottsville, KY, 42164scottsville@strodefuneralhome.comhttp://strodefuneralhome.com/ Service OCT 18. 1:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Scottsville Chapel 85 Lois Moore DriveScottsville, KY, 42164scottsville@strodefuneralhome.comhttp://strodefuneralhome.com/ To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charles William Gray, please visit our floral store.

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Guestbook

Gray Family,We are so sorry for your loss. We were co-workers with Bill and enjoyed working with him very much. He was a wonderful person. We will keep everyone in our prayers.Emogene SettleWanda Gordon

Emogene Settle/Wanda Gordon Oct 17 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Beth. I remember your Dad being a good man

Donna Dugas Oct 16 2015 12:00 AM

Thinking of the family at this time. The Edwardsons are like my second family. Love to all of you and the rest of the family.

Jon-Paul Oliver Oct 14 2015 12:00 AM

I have been blessed by this wonderful family and accepted as family. Mr. Gray you will be missed. Until we all meet again.

kim murray Oct 13 2015 12:00 AM

Thinking of you Beth :heart:

Kim Oliver Oct 13 2015 12:00 AM