1946 Charles 2019

Charles Leonard Gray

November 22, 1946 — August 30, 2019

Charles Leonard Gray, 72, of Crab Orchard, passed away at his home on Friday, August 30th, 2019.

He was born to parents Lacy and Goldie Gray on November 22, 1946.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Ann Pizzino-Gray, brothers William Gray, Henry Gray, James Gray, Shirley Gray, and sister Ruth Sterling.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret Ann Gillenwater-Gray, granddaughter Ashley and John Rogers, granddaughter Destiny Kidd, and great-granddaughter Nataleigh Brooke Dickens. Also survived by brothers John and Frank Gray, sister Mary McMillion, mother-in-law Louise Gillenwater, sisters-in-law Barb Small and Wayne, Kay Spence, Evelyn Gray, brothers-in-law Billy Gillenwater and Gina and Danny Sterling, along with numerous friends and family members.

Charles loved being outdoors, spending time with his family, fishing, and bowling.

Charles worked many years at the Austin Black Plant at Slab Fork, he ran his own auto body repair shop for a number of years and retired as a certified crane operator from Powell Construction Company.

It was Charles's wish that he be cremated, and he did not want funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Bowers Hospice House of Beckley, WV.



Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.
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