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Way Gray Sr.


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Way Gray Sr. Obituary
Way Dell Gray, Sr. passed away February 16, 2016 at Vibra Hospital in Crown Point, IN. He was born June 4, 1936 in Belzoni, MS to Theoda and Mary Lloyd Gray and he graduated there from McNair High School in 1955. He obtained full-time employment with Federal Cement and Tile Company in Hammond, Indiana. In 1957 he secured a job at United States Steel Corp., becoming the first African-American production foreman in the Sheet and Tin Mill. After retiring from the Mill in 1985, he worked as a District Assistant for the Gary Post Tribune while also building a thriving lawn-care business. he also took pride in being a 32nd Degree Mason, having become a member of the Lodge at the age of 21. Mr. Gray is survived by his wife of 60 years, Queen Ester and the six sons born to their union Way, Jr.,(Debra), Theodias (Shirley), Melvin, Gregory, Kenneth and Mark; Also surviving him are 20 beloved grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation Sunday February 21, 2016 from 12-8:00p.m. with family hour 7-8:00p.m. Funeral services Monday February 22, 2016 at 11:00a.m. both at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Post Tribune on Feb. 19, 2016
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