Carl Lee Gray

Carl Lee Gray

Craig, Holt County, Missouri, USA
Death 1 Oct 1980 (aged 74)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Burial Craig, Holt County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 134406342 · View Source
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Spouse: Hope E. GASKILL Gray
Father: Franklin E. Gray
Mother: Maude DAVIS Gray

Carl Lee Gray, Maude Davis Gray and Edgar F. Gray, was born near Craig, May 3, 1906, and died unexpectedly at his home in St. Joseph, Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 1.

Carl's earlier years were spent in the Craig community where he farmed and did carpentry work. He was a man of many abilities.

In Dec., 1939, he moved to St. Joseph where he lived the rest of his life. He was married to Hope Eleanor Gaskill on April 2, 1940, at her parents' home near Criag. They were the parents of one daughter, Judith Lee Beierle.

Carl was an active member of the King Hill Christian Church, where he served as an elder. As recently as the Sunday afternoon before his death, he served communion to shut-ins.

He was a World War II veteran and was retied from the mechanical department of Swift & Co. after 30 years of service.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Emery, as a small child, and Dean in 1974.

Survivors are his wife, Hope Eleanor, of the home; his daughter, Judith Beierle; her husband, Charles and two granddaughters, Robin and Emily Beierle, La Crescenta, Calif.; four sisters, Edna Griffin, Victorville, Ca.; Doris Cooper, St. Joseph, Marian Ingram and Hope Helfers, both of Craig; three brothers, Don Gray, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Ralph and Harold Gray, both of Craig, and many other relatives.

Services were held Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1:30 at the King Hill Christian Church at St. Joseph, with the Rev. Irven Pressler officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Dorothy Hauser sang "He Touched Me," and "Sunrise Tomorrow." Mrs. Evelyn Mapel was organist.

Pallbearers were bill Bown, John Fleming, Harold Crockett, Dale Paden, Charles Edwards, and Howard Lawhon.

Steven Haer played taps at the graveside service.
Source: Mound City News-Independent, Thursday, Oct. 9, 1980, page 16.

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