|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1937|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2007|
My Dad was married twice, and has three sons Ronald, Donald and Dan and one Daughter Roxie. I did not growup with two of Dads Sons but I did grow up hearing about them and know he regreted choices he had made in his life. I grew up the spoiled Daddy's girl, I always knew I had a special place with my Dad that no one else had. He had thought that he could only have boys until the day I was born and actallay told the Doctors to send me back he wanted a boy. I was told on the way home from the hospital as he watched my mom feed me that I became his little angel and from that moment on I was Daddys Girl. I butted heads with my Dad a lot of times, but always knew he loved me. He was always there to support me even if he did not agree with the choices I had made for my life. When I fell he was there to help me pick up the pieces of my life. I will always be Thankfull that I had him for a Daddy.
I Only Wanted You. They say memories are golden... well maybe that is true. I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. A million times I needed you, a million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly... In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place... no one could ever fill. If tears could build a stairway and heartache made a lane, I'd walk the path to heaven and bring you back again. Our family chain is broken,and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
We have had to say good bye to our dad, our father, our husband, our grandpa, our brother, and friend. He is welcomed into God's Kingdom by his mother, his father, his brothers, his sister and his Aunts and Uncles.
My dad was a stubborn and opinionated man who traveled a hard road through life. But he loved unconditionally like no other. He knew what other people should do and held little reservation in telling them. But we all knew that it was love that made him voice his concerns. All who knew him will miss him and those of us who did not wish they had the chance.
Let us take these lessons from Roger and keep in contact with our brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, and friends. Life again has proven to be to short. Let us not pass on with the regret of not knowing each other.
We Love you dad and will miss you.
(Eulogy written by his Son Dan)
John Leslie Gray (1914 - 1988)
Mable Agnes Hawkins Gray (1916 - 1999)
Roger Leslie Gray (1937 - 2007)
Donald Lawrence Gray (1938 - 2000)*
Marilyn Jane Gray Padelford (1939 - 1992)*
SA US NAVY
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Created by: gravercem
Record added: Aug 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20992708
Thank you for your service
Added: Jan. 2, 2014
with everything that has been going on I really wish you were here to talk to, somehow talking to you always made me feel like everything would be ok. Just know i'm thinking of you and missing you|
Added: Oct. 27, 2013
Hi Dad, Not sure why but the oast few days have been really hard for me, I miss talking to you and hearing your voice. I find people think after a certain amount of time passes you should "get over it" For some reason I have not been able to do that. I ...(Read more)|
Added: Dec. 30, 2012
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