Samuel Sherman Gray

Samuel Sherman Gray, age 69, of Emory, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017.

Memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 2 PM, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Ida Brotsky will officiate.  His wish was to be buried at sea, therefore, there will be a United States Navy burial at sea at a later date.

Sam was born on February 5, 1948, in Oroville, CA, to Clarence Russell and Opal Juanita Reese Gray.  He married Carole Ann Coate on January 23, 1977, at Virginia Beach, VA.   He proudly served our country and retired from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer.

Survivors Include:
Wife:  Carole Gray of Emory
Son:  Mickey Dean Gray of Emory
Daughter:  Shawnee Marie Gray Tonsing of California
Son:  Samuel Sherman Gray, Jr. of CA
Sisters:  Juanita Woods and Connie Cribb of CA
Brothers:  William Gray and Robert Gray
Grandchildren:  Christopher Wilson and Ashley Wilson
Great-grandchildren:  Ethan, Liam and Penelope Wilson
Numerous other loving family and friends
Preceded by:
Parents, Brother: Russell; and 3 Sisters:  JoAnn, Mary and Bonnie Jean

Author: Staff Reporter

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