Roy Luther Gray Jr., 66, of Manchester, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland.
Born Aug. 23, 1947, in Baltimore, he was the son the late Roy Luther Gray Sr. and Pearl Bratt Gray. He was the husband of Beverly Ann Breivogel Gray, his wife of 43 years.
He was a Vietnam veteran of the Navy and served from 1967 to 1970, and from his service he had the utmost respect for the United States flag. He was a member of various organizations including the Moose Lodge No. 1577, Ionic Lodge No. 145, American Legion Post 116, VFW
Lt. Peter G. Zouck Post 521, and the Carroll York Rite.
He was a volunteer at the VA Medical Center in Baltimore. He had portrayed Santa Claus for the towns of Manchester and Hampstead, enjoyed performing karaoke and was known for sounding like Neil Diamond.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his children Jeremy Gray and wife Alyce, and Dawn Frye and husband Larry; grandchildren Kaylee and Brady Mehaffie, Kaleb and Noah Frye, Melissa and Heather Forster, and Michael and Justin Petrecca; great-grandchildren Clay and Jared; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Leslie and Ken Wunder.
He was predeceased by a brother, Keith Gray; and mother-in-law and father-in-law Anita and Nicholas Breivogel.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge.
Online condolences may be offered at www.eckhardtfuneralchapel.com
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