Mr. Paul Gray, 86, of Dearborn, MI, passed away Friday morning, November 12, 2021, at the Angela Hospice Care Center. He was the son of the late Grover and Clara Carnes Gray and was born on February 3, 1935.
Paul was baptized at Van Born Baptist Church in Dearborn Heights, MI and later became a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Dearborn, MI. He loved gardening and lawn work, fishing, hunting and boating. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Detroit teams and college football. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren.
On March 4, 1960, he was united in marriage to Lena Fay Merida.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Arvel Gray, James Gray, an infant brother, Aaron Gray, Irene Hubbard, Georgia Mills, Hazel Bargo, Jessie Frost and Faye Wallace.
Survivors include his loving wife, Lena Fay Gray of Dearborn, MI; beloved children, Patricia Vander Wall and husband, Mitch, of Loveland, CO, Lisha Clevenger and husband, Michael, of Chelsea, MI, Paula Robertson and husband, Bret, of South Lyon, MI and Jonathan Gray and wife, Kimberly, of Berkley, MI; a sister, Helen Burnett and husband, Martin, of Gray; treasured grandchildren, Lance Clevenger and wife, Claire, Lauren Garvin and husband, Dan, Holly Camponez and husband, Renan, Heather Gowen and husband, Kirby, Anna Vander Wall, Jordan Robertson, Taylor Robertson and wife, Allison, Mackenzie Steffee and husband, Casey, Jacob Robertson and Charlotte Gray; great grandchildren, Reese Robertson, Walter, and Liam Gray Gowen and Arthur Camponez; many loved nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be held in the chapel of Knox Funeral Home Saturday, November 20, at 2 P.M. with Mitch and Patricia Vander Wall and Jonathan Gray officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Barbourville Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Jonathan Gray, Mitch Vander Wall, Michael Clevenger, Bret Robertson, Lance Clevenger and Jacob Robertson.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday after 1 P.M. until the funeral hour.
Expressions of sympathy may go to the Angela Hospice of Michigan, Christ Episcopal Church of Dearborn or to the American Cancer Society in his memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of Knox Funeral Home.