Walter W. "Bill" Gray, 89, formerly of Dunnellon, Fla., died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Village Of The Falls, Olmsted Falls, Ohio.
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He was born July 15, 1923 in Pike County, Ky., and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was an automotive repairman for many years, retiring in 1977. He had also been employed as a truck driver.
Bill is survived by his wife of 10 years, Colleen O. (nee Troxell); grandchildren, Becky (Rick) Adair of Elyria and Jeff (Julie) Reffner of Brunswick, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Steven Adair, Kellie Rhode, Matthew Reffner, Devin Reffner and Daniel Reffner; and great-great-grandchildren, Ryan and Chloe Adair. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Blanche (nee Lee); second wife, Bertha (nee Anderson); and son, Gerald Reffner in 2004.
Friends were received Monday, March 25, 2013 at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria, Ohio. Rev. Michael Creutz, chaplain of Harbor Light Hospice officiated and burial was in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. For online condolences, visit www.dickenfuneralhome.com.
Published in Riverland News on Mar. 28, 2013