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1944 John 2019

John Lee Gray, Sr.

June 5, 1944 — February 26, 2019

John L. Gray, Sr., 74, of Cambridge passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at UMSMC at Dorchester. He was born in Cherry Hill, NJ on June 5, 1944 and was a son of the late Lawrence and Violet Police Gray.

Mr. Gray attended schools in Cambridge. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant. On March 10, 1967, he married the former Lillie Mae Thomas. On November 17, 1975, he married the former Sharron Brittingham and later remarried Lillie Mae Thomas in 2003, who passed away on September 1, 2006. Mr. Gray worked at Comcast Cable Company over 25 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, and hunting. Mr. Gray was a member of the American Legion Post 91, 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia and the 1st Cavalry Division Association.

He is survived by four sons John L. Gray, Jr. (Jessica Long) of Cambridge, William L. Gray (Marie) of Winooski, VT, Michael Wingate (Jennifer) of Chestertown, and Carl Gray (William) of Ocean City, three daughters Tammy Sue Gray, Kathy L. Wingate (Willie) both of Cambridge and April Bradford (Ryan) of Magnolia, DE, six  grandchildren Joseph, Angel, Katey, Norman, Josie-Mae, and Katelyn, a sister Mae Merritt (BF) of Girdletree, MD, a sister in law Nina Rogers of Linkwood and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and his wife, he is preceded in death by brothers and sisters Mildred Sheets, Idelia Staker, Ted Gray, Lawrence Gray, Jr., Mary Ellen Waller, a grandson Ryan Bradford II.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12:30 at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge with Rev. Richard Burkard officiating. Interment will follow at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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