George Samuel "Sam" Gray
1944 - 2021
Musgrove Mortuary & West Lawn Memorial Park
225 South Danebo Ave
Eugene, OR
George Samuel "Sam" Gray
1/27/1944 - 7/5/2021
George Samuel "Sam" Gray passed away peacefully at home on July 5, 2021 at the age of 77. He is survived by his loving wife, Gail; children Randy (Cathy) Gray, Tamara (Dan) Mitchell, Rob (Kim) Gray, Ryan Gray, Ray (Josy) Gray; 10 grandchildren; and sisters Sue Gearheart and Betty Ison. He was "Uncle Sam" to many nieces and nephews.
He was born on January 27, 1944 Jefferson County, TN to George and Marie (Jones) Gray. He graduated from Washington Lee High School in Arlington, VA and attended Lee University in Cleveland, TN where he met his wife, Gail.
They were married in her hometown, Linden, AL in 1963. After 5 years working for the American Can Co. paper mill in Alabama, he accepted a promotion that brought him out to Eugene, OR. He retired from the paper mill (formerly American Can Co.) in Halsey, OR after more than 43 years.
Sam was an avid sports fan and had a lifelong love for the Boston Red Sox. He was a devoted coach for almost 50 years in the community, especially for Kidsports and his church. Sam also played softball through his mid-70s, winning a gold medal one year at the Huntsman World Senior games.
Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at
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In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Neighborhood Assembly of God Youth Department.
Published by Eugene Register-Guard from Jul. 12 to Jul. 13, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
Neighborhood Assembly of God
815 Irving Rd., Eugene, OR
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Sam was a delightfully funny man; I'm so glad to have known him. I was in their wedding & was Randy & Tamera's first baby sitter. My prayers are with my sweet cousin, Gail, & her precious family. Karen McPherson Mullins
Karen Mullins
July 18, 2021
Sam we had a good life as kids. I enjoyed so much all our trips went on together I will miss you so much but I know you are in your Heavenly home with our Mom and many friends. I love you Sam, your Sis. Sue
Sue Gearheart
July 17, 2021
Please join the Gray Family at 11 a.m. this Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Neighborhood Assembly of God, 815 Irving Rd, for a Celebration for Life.
The Gray Family
July 13, 2021
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