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Billy Fryar Gray
September 25, 1931 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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On September 10th 2023 Billy Fryar Gray (USMC RET) reported to his final duty station to guard the gates of Heaven.
Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2023 at Saint Pius X Catholic Church with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery with military honors.
Billy was born in Guilford County to the late Frank Gray and Annie Mae Shelton. He was a proud veteran and dedicated his life to serving his country, enlisting in the military at a young age. He served honorably with the United States Marine Corps earning the rank of 1st Sergeant. Billy retired from the military after more than twenty-five years serving in the Korean war and he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. After his military career, Billy worked and retired from Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church. Billy was an avid Carolina Tarheel and Atlanta Braves fan.
Billy is preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Gray and brother, Charles “Red” Gray.
He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Gray Hunt (Larry) of Burlington; son, Aaron Gray (Teri) of Greensboro; son, Dwayne Gray (Kimberly) of Dunnellon, FL; grandsons, Brian Terry, Blane Gray, Parks Jordan, Charlie Jordan, and Colbie Gray; great grandchildren, Addyson Terry, Cohen Gray and Brooklyn Jordan; brother, David Wayne Gray (Mildred) of Greensboro; and sister-in-law, Melba Gray Adkins.
The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Processing Center, P.O. Box 2002, Milford, NH 03055-2002
Billy was loved by many and will be greatly missed.