Rafael A. GRAY (1958 - 2018)

  • "Rafael was a strong addition to the staff at the Juvenile..."
    - Lee Fish
  • "Thank you for your service to our country. Rest In Peace."
  • "Raf was one of the kindest and most caring officers I knew."
    - Beth Adair
  • "Colleen -- my prayers and thoughts for you and your family...."
    - Annette Plese

GRAY, Rafael A. (Age 60) Born on October 31, 1958 in Harrison, Michigan; entered into rest on December 26, 2018 in Spokane, WA. A Spokane area resident for 37 years. Rafael served in the U.S. Air Force taking him to Turkey, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Rafael worked as a Corrections Officer for Spokane County Juvenile Court for 33 years before retiring in 2016. He enjoyed video games, reading Stephen King novels, music, and watching the Seahawks. Also, a big history buff. Rafael is survived by his wife of 37 1/2 years, Colleen; sons, Adrian J. Gray (wife, Jessica) of Spokane; son, Travon M. Gray of Denver; brother, Bret Gray of Minnesota; mother, Barbara Gray of Virginia; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA. Memorial contributions may be made to the . Guestbook available at www.riplingerfuneralhome.com
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Riplinger Funeral Home & Crematory - Spokane
4305 N. Division St.
Spokane, WA 99207
(509) 483-8558
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Jan. 2, 2019
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