Roy L. Gray Jr.
Published 4:26 pm Monday, September 3, 2018
NEWSOMS – Roy Lee Gray Jr., 85, passed away on Sept. 1, 2018, in East Pavilion.
Born in Southampton County, he was the son of the late Roy Lee Gray Sr. and Katie Newsome Gray, and was predeceased by his wife, Shelba Jean Holt; a stepson, Kenneth W. Coggsdale; and two brother-in-laws, Andrew Sipiczky and David Blythe.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and served in the Naval Reserves.
He had retired as a warehouse manager for Coastal Chemical Company.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Kathy G. Holt (Jimmy); two sons, Roy Lee Gray III (Terry) and David W. Gray (Penny;) one stepson, Darryl V. Coggsdale; two sisters, Joyce G. Sipiczky and Phyllis G. Blythe; six grandchildren, Katie and Rebecca Gray, Jessica Moore (Kevin,) Ida Gray, Drew Holt (Jodie) and Danielle Beale (Bryce); and five great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Wright Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Wright officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home, and suggests memorial donations be made to Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, 27002 Smith’s Ferry Road, Franklin; or Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Dept., 201 Delaware Road, Franklin, VA 23851.