So sorry you were not here for our #52. Miss you so much.
My God... My heart is so heavy... My friend, fellow teacher (and office mate), my creative muse... You were all of those and then some. And Carol.. I celebrate the life you two had together and the friendship you and Bill always extended to me... Love and sincere wishes for peace
I am saddened to hear of Mr. Gray's passing. He was a mentor to me in many ways. A kind and generous man, he gave his time to many people and many worthy causes. I will miss the Christmas Cards detailing life in the Gray Family. May God's grace bring comfort to all of his family,
He was my english teacher in 1974 and a friend since 1984. I will miss my friend.
Mr. Gray was my freshman english teacher at Monacan High School. He managed to make the mundane, fun. He was a friend among teachers and we had a ball kidding around with him. He was always there for a laugh or a helping hand.
It was Mr. Gray who lit my way toward a great High School achievement, being inducted into the National Honor Society.
My memories of high school are fond ones due to folks like Bill Gray. I mourn his passing, pass on my prayers to the family and wish him well on his greatest adventure yet.
My Mom, Jessica Pearman, who passed in 2011 was a great teacher and friend to all who knew her. I know that she was among the first to welcome Bill to Heaven.
God Bless You Bill Gray....and Thanks.
I taught with Bill between 1969-1972 in the English Dept. at Manchester High School in Chesterfield and actually shared a room with him one year. He was dynamic, resourceful, fun, and passionate about teaching. He introduced me to the Virginia Association of Teachers of English which gave me much professional guidance as the years passed and later became one of its presidents. We would run into each other at meetings through the years and always shared delightful memories and current views about education.
I send my deepest sympathy to his family. He left a positive influence on my own career as an English teacher for many years after I began teaching for the Department of Defense High School on the Quantico Marine Corps Base.
It was thus my fortune to have Bill as a colleague and friend in some of my first few years in education. He took the then "modern" views of teaching and blended them with traditional patterns that gave me new insights.
I met Bill thru my cousin. Bill and I on several occasions attended concerts and other events that interested us. His wife,Carol, was a classmate of mine at Thomas Dale. Bill was a very sincere and compassionate individual. He will be sorely missed by all.
Numbers 6:24-26. May The Lord bless you and keep you... May He give you peace.
At Bill's side we
Inspired by the posed question
Entertained by the Mile traveled
Happy with the laughter he shared
Intrigued by this Bastian of knowledge
Engaged by history unknown
Loved by the warmth of his gaze
Breathless with the knowledge of his passing
We thank you Bill, for making us MORE
Carol and family, Our thoughts are with you
Bruce, Kari and Kilah Lester
I am very saddened by Bill's passing. We graduated from Jefferson Senior High School in 1958 and had many wonderful memories together. This wonderful guy will be sorely missed by the entire class.
I knew bill from his early days in Montgomery and worked with him on ADHS reunion committee a few years ago. Was sorry to hear of his death from Don Trump yesterday. God bless his family and may all the memories of his life be a blessing for all of you.
Historians never leave us. The truths they uncover and share lives within us always. God speed, brother. -Charles Farrar
I am saddened to hear about 'Billy'. I remember him as a young child in River Park in Portsmouth. His father was my scoutmaster in troop 216 and I will never forget all the good times we had camping and taking historical trips to places like Richmond. I could never describe the influence his father had on my life. His mother was a wonderful Christian woman also.
Before Bill, charity had boundaries.
May God keep his family bound with the love he shared.
I spoke with Bill last Tuesday at my mother's funeral [Mary Ellen Grimes] at Maury Cemetery 3-12-2013. Bill was a great guy for everything---he will be missed by all.
We lost our Uncle Bill on Wednesday.
He was my friend, my uncle and my high school teacher.
He was loved by all that knew him.
He will be deeply missed by everyone.
We are so saddened to hear about Bill's death. Our families go back to the Yale days, which to this day are memorable and cherished. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to Carol, Suzanne, Donnie, Paul and their families. We will miss Bill's late night telephone calls, always filled with family updates, stories, love and good cheer.
Peace and love,
Janice and Graves Enck and through us, Jimmy and Mike
Sorry to hear this. Mrs Gray, Donny and Paul you are in my prayers.
Bill was a gifted teacher, smart, funny and a great motivator, my thoughts and prayers are with his Wife and family at this time