John S. Gray, Lawrenceville, Illinois

With great sadness, the family of John S. Gray announces his death on August 23, 2019.

John was born on August 30, 1935, in Lawrenceville, Illinois; and spent his childhood in Vincennes, where he graduated from Vincennes High School. John graduated from Indiana University with a degree in finance and he was a member of ROTC and the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

John lived in Jasper for 35 years and worked at Wabash Valley Produce. He was a Lt. Col in the Indiana Air National Guard. Upon retirement, John and his wife relocated to Bloomington, where he was a member of First United Methodist Church. John was a man of deep faith, an ardent sports fan, an avid reader, and an American history enthusiast.

John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy (Seal); his two children, Elizabeth and Bryan; and two grandchildren, Mark and Marie.

Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 30, at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 East Third Street in Bloomington. A reception will follow after the memorial service in the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home Catering Reception Center. Private inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Bloomington.

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