James A. Gray

Born: Tue., Nov. 22, 1932
Died: Sat., Jul. 4, 2020


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jul. 11, 2020
Location: Grace United Methodist Church


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 11, 2020
Location: Grace United Methodist Church


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James A. Gray, 87, of Pleasant Township, Warren, Pa. died on July 4th, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by loving family. Jim was born November 22, 1932, one of twelve children on the family farm on Yankee Bush, in Warren, PA. He was the son of Ralph and Grace Porter Gray. A lifelong resident, Jim was a 1950 graduate of Warren Area High School. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army from March 1953 to February 1955, serving in Okinawa during the Korean War. Jim worked for the railroad, Westinghouse, and he was a rural letter carrier for the US Postal Service for many years, from which he retired, then driving school bus with the school district. Jim also had a rural paper route for many years. Jim was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, where he was regularly active with the Faith Builders Sunday School Class, the Grace Choir, the Menโ€™s Choir, and was a Trustee. Jim enjoyed being involved in the SPEBSQSA (Barbershoppers) and went on many Lay witness Missions and Redbird Missions. He was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers and a Little League Baseball coach. He also worked with Helping Hands. Jim was known as a man of many talents and was able to fix most anything. Jim is survived by his wife, Karen Lawson Danielson Gray, whom he married on June 14, 1986; his former wife, Kay Taft Gray; six children, Victoria J. (Rodney) Miles of Spring Creek, Pa., Lee A (Debra) Gray of Warren, Jacqueline (Scott) Saber of Warren; Mark R. (Julie) Danielson of Warren; Gregg L. (Judi) Danielson of Warren, and Christopher Danielson of Warren: a brother Dorian Gray of Nashville, TN: a sister, Madeline Colvin of Warren; seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great -grandchildren, and another on the way; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his son, Michael C. Gray in 1996; his brothers, Melvin, Paul, Herman, Merle, Wendell, and Russell; and sisters Mary, Rachel, and Margaret. Friends will be received at the Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Penna Ave East, Warren, Pa. on Saturday July 11, 2020, for one hour prior to a Memorial Service to be held there at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Kevin Haley, former pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial donations be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Penna. Ave. East, Warren, PA 16365 or to Hospice of Warren County, One Main Ave, Warren, PA 16365.

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Becci and Dick Moore
   Posted Tue July 07, 2020
Dear Karen and family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during your loss of a husband, father, grandpa...and so many more hats that he wore. He was quite the story teller and all punch lines had good and blessed endings. I will miss you Uncle Jim and hold your pranks directed towards me as a gift of love and precious memories. RIP although I feel you will be busy helping God manage Heaven. Love to all, Becci and Dick Moore.

Linnea Phillips
   Posted Tue July 07, 2020

Hydrangea Plant was sent by The Littlefield family.

Love and prayers from the Littlefield family! George, Linnea, Eugene, Janis, Yvonne, Kathleen, Clarice and families


Cheryl Wilkins Clark
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020
Dear Vicki,Jackie,Lee and family,
Our deepest condolences to each one of you and
Your families for the loss of your dad. These times
Are very emotional , sending prayers, love and many
hugs to you all!!!๐Ÿ’

Cheryl Wilkins Clark
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020
Dear Karen and family
Our deepest condolences to eaxh one of you for
Your loss...God Bless!!!๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Andrew l stapfer
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020
Victoria sorry to hear about your dad passing

Judith Born
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020

Medium Dish Garden was sent by Judy Boren.

God bless you from the Merle Gray family. I look forward to the Gray reunion when we all get to heaven. Our love to you all. Ruth Gray, Judy, Ralph


Connie Jenkinso
   Posted Thu July 09, 2020
Jackie, Lee, Vicky and families. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during a difficult time. I always liked and respected your dad, may your many memories be of comfort to you all. Hugs, Connie

Nana Anderson
   Posted Sun July 12, 2020
To the entire Gray family,was saddened to read of your dad's death. He sure was a great guy and we loved having him for our mailman! Our hearts go out to you in this sad time. Nana and Gene Anderson and family.

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