Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Theodor "Ted" Redman Gray, 73, who passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his home in Butte LaRose, La., following a long illness.
Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.
The Rev. Louis Allen Breaux, associate pastor of St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lector will be Tom O'Grady, giftbearers will be Jack and Emily Boles, along with Jacob Paul and Destiny Gray.
He is survived by his children: Dawn Gray Boles and her husband, Mario, of Alpharetta, Ga.; Celia Gray Webre and her husband, Allen, of Norco, La.; Kelly Steven Gray and his wife, Dayana, of Broussard, La.; Jeff Gray and his wife, Angie, of Youngsville, La.; and Michael Gray and Perry Gray of Jacksonville, Fla. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Mayo of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and one brother, John Joseph Gray of Concord.
Mr. Gray is preceded in death by his wife, Madeline L. Gray, his father, Redman M. Gray, and his mother, Cecelia A. Gray.
Theodor Redman Gray was born Dec. 5, 1939, in Concord and was a long-time resident of Lafayette and Butte LaRose, La. Mr. Gray served as a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps
from 1956 to 1972. He valiantly served three tours in Vietnam and was the recipient of a Silver Star, a Bronze Star
and three Purple Heart
s. Mr. Gray was awarded many plaques and letters of appreciation, as well as flags from combat units in Iraq
and Afghanistan for nearly 3,000 pounds of care boxes that were shipped to Marines in the field. He was also a long-standing member (34 years) of Alcoholics Anonymous. Mr. Gray would also like for everyone to know that he is the No. 1 fan of LSU! Geaux Tigers! He will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Allen Webre, Kelly Gray, Charlie Prichutt, Danny Leger, Jackie Babineaux and Luke Barras. Honorary pallbearers will be his old military buddies of the Marine Corps League.
A Rosary will be recited on Monday, May 27, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN Location.
The family requests that visitation be observed on Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. and will continue Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS. 66675-9917, or the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123-1718.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com.
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