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THOMAS H. GRAY, SR.

June 22, 1922 September 28, 2017
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Thomas Henry Gray, Sr., son of the late Thomas M. Gray and Helen T Bannister Gray, was born June 22, 1922, in Calvert County, Maryland. While resting at home on September 28, 2017, he peacefully transitioned into eternity.

Thomas was educated in the public school systems of Calvert County. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1943 and served during World War II While serving in the Army, he was a truck driver and medical technician. He was honored for his service with the AsiaticĀ­ Pacific Service Ribbon and a Bronze Medal Star. The United States Army awarded Thomas an honorable discharge in 1945 after being wounded protecting his fellow service men, while proudly serving his Country.

Thomas was employed at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station's Department of Public Works from February 27, 1946, until his well-deserved retirement on January 11, 1980.


Thomas was a faithful member of Eastern United Methodist Church and passionately served as an Usher and Communion Steward. He proudly celebrated a lifetime membership with the American Legion Gray Ray Post #220.


On February 9, 1947, he married the late Gladys Marie Blake and from his union seven children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; three sons, Thomas Jr ., James and Harry; and one granddaughter , Marquita Gray.


He leaves to cherish his memory, four children: David, Dennis, Jerry and Janet Johnson; one brother, Harry Gray; one sister, Mary Bourne; three sisters-in-law, Christine Gray, Alverta Buck and Marnett Stewart; five daughters-in-law, Rosalee Gray, Delores Gray, Patricia Gray, Tammy Gray and Renee Gray; eleven grandchildren; Jerry, Angel, Shabazz, Chaz, Shenika, RJ, Keisha, Tiara, James, Daphine and Geret; twelve great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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10:00 AM 10/7/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/7/2017 11:00:00 AM
Eastern UM Church

975 Eastern Church Road
Lusby, MD 20657

Eastern UM Church
975 Eastern Church Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States

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Saturday

7

Oct

11:00 AM 10/7/2017 11:00:00 AM
Eastern UM Church

975 Eastern Church Road
Lusby, MD 20657

Eastern UM Church
975 Eastern Church Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States

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Saturday

7

Oct

12:30 PM 10/7/2017 12:30:00 PM
Eastern UM Church

975 Eastern Church Road
Lusby, MD 20657

Eastern UM Church
975 Eastern Church Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States
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