GRAY, John "Johnny" L.
John "Johnny" L. Gray, 87, of Boca Raton, FL, funeral service is 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 State Route 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449 with military honor being provided by the US Army Funeral Honor Guard. Please arrive at the cemetery between 10:30 AM and the service time. A native of West Palm Beach, FL, Johnny was born on December 11, 1926 and passed away at the Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton on May 21, 2014. John was a "All State" Baseball, Basketball and Football player at West Palm Beach High School and a graduate of Rollin's College in Winter Park, FL and a US Army Veteran of World War II. He also was a professional major league baseball pitcher from 1954 till 1958 playing for the Yankees Athletics, Phillies and the Indians, winning a pennant ring in 1956. After his baseball career, he became a avid golfer, making 18 "Hole-In-Ones" as a long term Palm Beach County resident. Johnny is survived by his companion, Ida Desch and many, many loving friends. Please send all floral arrangements directly to the cemetery, prior to services. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202
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Published by The Palm Beach Post from May 28 to May 29, 2014.