James Gray, 86, of Wooster passed away on December 31, 2021 at Danbury Senior Living, in Wooster.
He was born October 28, 1935 the son of Fred and Goldie Lowther Gray in Ronco, PA.
Jim graduated from Carmichaels High School in PA, where during his senior year he played on the WPIAL Class B Championship football team. He went on to attend Waynesburg University. Jim had owned his own construction business, Jim Gray Construction , for many years. He was a long-time dedicated member of the Sullivan, Ohio Masonic Lodge, and served most recently as Past District Deputy Grand Master. He loved sports and the outdoors and enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing, along with living on his small farm in Knox County. In his later years, he enjoyed reading novels and watching old westerns.
Surviving is his son Matthew (Christy) Gray of Wooster; step-children Paul (Lisa) Swartz of Wooster, Jen (Chris) Frasure of Centerburg, and Cortney (Larry) Fairbanks of Columbus, grandchildren Carsyn, Maxwell, and Myles Gray; brothers Roy (Ginny) Gray and Jeff (Vickie) Gray; and many nieces and nephews as well as Annie s grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his significant other Anna Powell in 2014; siblings Richard Gray, Sr., Fred Gray, Neil Gray, Allonia Kormanik, and Dodie Fartelly.
Friends will be received 1 hour prior to a 4:00 PM funeral service to be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, with Pastor Paul Thoms officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Ohio s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Friends will be received 1 hour prior to a 4:00PM funeral service to be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, with Pastor Paul Thoms officiating.
1 hour prior to a 4:00PM funeral service to be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster,
We are so sorry for the loss of such a good man. May God give everyone peace during this difficult time.
Deepest sympathy from me and my family.
With deepest sympathy. .So sorry for the loss of your love one.
So sorry for your loss. Sending condolences to all the family and friends. Jim was a great man. Sending all our love.
Matt and Christy and family we are sorry for the loss of your Dad. Prayers. Deb Terry Sandy
We are so sorry for your loss…..we are praying for all of you!!