URBANA – Patrick W. Gray, 64, of Urbana, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in his home.
He was born November 1, 1949, in Springfield, Ohio. Patrick received his Bachelor in Business from Urbana University. Following 30 years of service, he retired from Navistar. Patrick was instrumental in starting the Champaign County Special Wish Foundation. He enjoyed playing the guitar, collecting coins, stamps and antiques, demolishing old barns and he loved logging.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquiline A. Gray, mother, Gwendolyn (Kemp) Gray, sons, Patrick Gray Jr. and James Gray, daughters, Peggy Ann Gay, Sarah McKenzie, Patricia Sheppeard, Latishia Gordon, Tamazin Cobaugh and Felicia Niswonger, 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, brothers, Steven, Timothy and Thomas Gray, sisters, Mary Rose and Diane Gray and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Luther.
A gathering of family and friends will be held 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 2298, Springfield, Ohio 45501.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.