Eugene Edward Gray

January 12, 1922 - November 21, 2009
Eugene Edward Gray


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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  • November 22, 2009
    SANDRA RHODES says:
    BRENDA, I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR DAD. I WAS LOOKING AT THIS WEB SITE BECAUSE I LOST MY YOUNGEST BROTHER, FRANK WOLFE, 11-15-09. I HAVE NO WORDS THAT CAN TAKE AWAY THE PAIN, BUT IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO, NOW OR IN THE FUTURE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AT THIS SAD TIME. SINCERELY, SANDY RHODES

  • November 22, 2009
    David & Ellen Harrison says:
    We share in the loss of Eugene and know he will be missed by all who knew him. A light in our community will be missed. We will treasure the memories until we meet again in our new home. Jean, please kow we cherish you and are here for you . Love in Christ, David and Ellen.

  • November 22, 2009
    James Pittman says:
    I never had the honor of meeting you in this life my friend. As a U.S. Navy veteran myself i bid you fair wind's and following sea's.

  • November 23, 2009
    Jean Hood Williamson says:
    Mrs. Gray, Tommy & Brenda, I'm so sorry, he is gone, the love of your lives. Wish I could be with you to comfort you. Nice thing is you all had such a wonderful life with Eugene, a life filled with joy and wisdom. Eugene gave me comfort when I was a young woman after losing my spouse, he was dear to my family. When you look at a rainbow,a fishing rod, streams in and around you, perhaps you will witness your father, Tommy & Brenda. Love, Jean

  • November 23, 2009
    Deborah Jankiewicz says:
    Tom and Brenda, I am sorry for the loss of your dad, but know he had a rich and wonderful life being your dad. I remember most of all the patience and lessons learned Eugene had when the five of us mixed with both Tom and Brenda would ensue the house for the week. I am sure the seven of us together gave him quite a few gray hairs, but just as many laughs. He taught us all so very much, but the grace and patience he displayed in the teachings were the greatest gift he gave us. Love your cousin Debe