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David R. Gray


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David R. Gray Obituary
David R. Gray
Dec. 3, 1943 - May 29, 2014
Resident of Brentwood
David passed away peacefully on May 29, 2014. He was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN where he graduated from from Red Bank H.S. He earned a B.A. in Psychology at Southwestern at Memphis (Rhodes College). He attended graduate school at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville before deciding to enlist in the U.S. Navy. He served during the Viet Nam War and was honorably discharged as Lieutenant Commander. He then went on to a career with The Pillsbury Company and Bunge Foods as a Regional and Account Manager and Director of Sales for the western region.
While in the Navy, David developed the wanderlust touring Asia then Europe to which he traveled extensively and frequently with his wife. His latest passion was visiting the national parks and spending time at his timeshares in Hawaii and Arizona. Boating on the Delta was another favorite pastime. He fondly recalled his first boat, The Lullaby Lady, on which he spent many relaxing weekends. David loved being on the golf course with his golfing buddies.
David is survived by his loving and caring wife, Caroline, of 45 yrs., sisters Betty Ray (Dayton, TN) and Mary Gray (Soddy Daisy, TN). He was preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Robert Gray and sister Eleanor Hall.
Service and celebration of his life will be held at Resurrection Ministries1275 Fairview Ave, Brentwood, CA, Sat., June 14, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Published in East Bay Times on June 9, 2014
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