Mike Gray

June 25, 1950 - March 28, 2014
Mike Gray


Michael Elbert Gray “Mike”, 63, formerly of Wilmington, passed away in Florida on March 28, 2014 after a short battle with cancer.

Born in Baltimore, MD., June 25, 1950, he was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Wallace Cameron and Mary Edythe Grenagle Gray, and sister Mary Gale Gray.

Mike was in Law enforcement his entire career, having started at Howard County Police Department in the spring of 1972. He then accepted a position with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s office in 1984 as the K-9 handler for the uniform patrol division, retiring in 2005 as the assistant division commander for the support services. He and his wife Connie moved to Homosassa Springs, FL in fall of 2005 where they worked together as licensed Coast Guard Captains unit until 2012. They fully retired in 2012 and moved to Inverness, FL where Mike lived out his life.

Surviving are his wife Connie, sons Michael Elbert Gray, Jr., and wife Brenda, Erik Martin Gray and wife Barbara and Mark Edward Gray and wife Lauren, Granddaughters Madison and Hailey Gray, and grandson Cameron Gray.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday April 27, 2014 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, Reverend Atwell Brookshire chaplain of the New Hanover County Sheriff Department will conduct the service. The family will see friends following the service.

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  • April 21, 2014
    Dean Olinger says:
    I enjoyed working with him. He had a good Personality.

  • April 21, 2014
    Toni Shields says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with Mike's family. (I knew him through the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.)

  • April 22, 2014
    Blake Boaz says:
    So saddened to hear of Mikes passing. I worked with Mike for many years in the Sheriff's office and always thought of him as a dedicated officer and a good guy. Prayers and Blessing to you in this difficult time.

  • April 23, 2014
    Charles Chapman says:
    Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

  • April 23, 2014
    Lt. Edward Dawson (Retired) says:
    A fine man, we worked together for many years while members of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department. So sorry for your loss.