William ‘Bill’ Gray

RAINELLE — William “Bill” Gray, 57, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006, at his home following a long illness.

Born April 5, 1949, at Mount Hope, he was a son of Ruth Currier Gray of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late Robert Gray.

He was a member of Rainelle United Methodist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the 811th Ordnance Reserve Unit of Rainelle.

Bill was a carpenter and a truck driver.

Those left to mourn are his wife, Brenda Willis Gray; his mother, Ruth C. Gray of Jacksonville; daughter, Lori Gray White and husband, Robert, of Rainelle; three sons, Mark Gray and wife, Linda, of Rainelle, Shawn Gray of Rainelle and Steven Gray of Rainelle, and Justin Crookshanks, who was like a son to him, and wife, Mindy; a brother, Donald Gray and wife, Sherry, of Jacksonville; and six grandchildren, Eli and Emme White, Jennifer, Brian, Katlyn and Ethan Gray, all of Rainelle.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Houston Boothe officiating.

The body is to be cremated.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family has requested that donations of sympathy be made to Greenbrier Valley Hospice, 540 N. Jefferson St., Box 7, Suite D, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.