Charles Arthur Gray, Jr. died September 28, 2021. Mr. Gray was born in Austin, Texas on December 19, 1922 to Charles Arthur Gray and Martha Ming Gray.
Mr. Gray graduated from the University of Alabama in 1948. During World War II, he served as a bombardier in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of Major. He was the owner of Gray’s Furniture Store. He enjoyed the Kiwanis Club and served as Bingo Chairman for Warren Manor Nursing Home for many years, as well as being a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Fuller Gray; children, Rebekah Gray (Billie) Fitzsimmons and Margaret Gray (Kent) Cogle; grandchildren, Rebecca Ruth (Bob) Richards, Amy Miller (Bobby) Rinehart, Callis Cogle (Wesley) Blake, Douglas Gray (Anne Larkin) Cogle and great-grandchildren, Charles Grady Woodall, Mary Kaitlin Woodall, Daniel Brady (Alea) Woodall, Fuller Elizabeth Blake, Matthew Douglas Cogle, Emily James Blake, Margaret Anne Cogle and Charles Paul Blake.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home with Rev. Von McQueen and Archbishop Charles Jones officiating. Interment will follow at New Live Oak Cemetery. Visitation will begin at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. The service will be live streamed online, via the funeral home ’s Facebook page, at http://WatchLawrence.Live
Pallbearers will be Gray Cogle, Wesley Blake, Randy Smith, Buddy Howorth, Bish Rockwell, Phillip Coburn, Wayne Calloway and Mel Heinz.
The family is eternally grateful to the staff at Cedar Hill and the local UAB family practice for their care for Charles. His devoted sitters were Lorece Lemon, Annie McMillian and Princess Anderson. We thank them for their years of loyal care and compassion so generously given to our loved one.