David Joseph Gray
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51 of Canton passed away on Oct. 2, 2013 at the Canton Healthcare Center. David was born in Canton, Ohio on Sept. 29, 1962 to the late James and Marilyn Gray. He graduated from Southgate School in 1985 and was employed at the MRDD Whipple-Dale Center Workshop and the Lester Higgins Workshop. He was a proud member for many years of the former "Sounds of Silence" choir, First Christian Church and Canton Baptist Temple. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Judith (nee Gray) Skinner; maternal grandparents, Martha and Glenn Bittner; paternal grandmother, Kathryn Gray, all of Canton; and a "special" aunt, June Ann (nee Bittner) Killian of California.
David is survived by his brother, James Gray of Naples, Fla.; sister, Patricia (nee Gray) Berry of Greenville, Mich.; a "very special" cousin, Glenda (Daniel) Ravenelle of Wall Lake, Iowa; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel. Calling will be Tuesday one hour prior to service from 10-11 a.m. David will be buried at West Lawn Cemetery next to his mother and maternal grandparents. In lieu of flowers memorials may be to the Stark Co. MRDD at 1278 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720. Those wishing to send condolences or leave a special message may do so at the Reed online guestbook at
Published in The Repository from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2013