Eugene Edward Gray of Burgaw, NC died November 21, 2009 at the age of 87 at his home. Eugene was born in Enfield, NC on January 12, 1922, was a retired rural mail carrier and a proud veteran of WWII, having served in the US Navy. He had been a Mason, a scout master and served as a Deacon in the Enfield Baptist Church. Most importantly he was a man devoted to God and a prayer warrior.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean McCall Gray of the home; his son Thomas W. Gray of Seagrove, NC; his daughter Brenda Gray Cox (Bobby) of Wilmington, NC; and his sister Mildred Patrick of Kilmarnock, VA. He also had four step-sons: Gary McCall (Janice), Ken McCall (Jo), Jody McCall (Pam), John McCall (Joy), and his grandchildren who brought him so much joy: Judson Slate Gray, Keith Cox (Adrienne), Shannon Cox, Adrienne McCall, Lisa Dinkins (Matt), Katie Evans (Shawn), Elijah McCall, Daniel McCall, Sam McCall, Grace McCall and multiple nieces and nephews and other family. Eugene was preceded in death by his brothers James and Howard and his sister Elizabeth.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friendly Community Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.
His memorial service will be held at Friendly Community Baptist Church, Burgaw, N. C. at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 24th. Visitation will follow.
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