July 19, 1943 - Jan. 12, 2014
Anthony Eugene "Gene" Gray, 70, passed away in Fairfield on Jan. 12, surrounded by his family.
Gene was born in San Francisco, Calif., on July 19, 1943 to James Kenneth Sr. and Lillian May (Klohn).
On Aug. 27, 1966, Gene was united in marriage with his childhood friend, Verna Mae (Pruitt) in Carson, NV.
Gene joined the U.S. Marine Corp when he turned 18 years of age, completed a tour in Vietnam, and was honorably discharged in 1963. He worked as a U.S. Postal Letter Carrier for almost 40 years.
He was a resident of Fairfield for 40 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with leather. He loved to watch sports and the 49ers.
Gene is survived by his wife, Verna; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and William Bishop; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Pamela (Jones), and son, Michael, all of Fairfield; grandchildren, Christopher, Brian, Kaitlyn, Ian and Kyle; and brother, James Kenneth Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Melvin Lee.
Services are to be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield, with Pastor Rick Stonestreet officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a California Hospice, in memory of Gene.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Braker, (707) 425-4697. You may sign the guest book at www.bryanbraker.com.
Published in The Reporter on Jan. 17, 2014