Obituary for CSM Timothy Gray (Ret)

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CSM Timothy Gray (Ret)

June 8, 1958 - July 20, 2016

Command Sergeant Major Timothy E. “Tim” Gray (Ret.) age 58, passed away Wednesday morning July 20, 2016 at his home in Brown County.

Tim was born on June 8, 1958, in Beech Grove, to Robert E. and Patricia A. (Pace) Gray. He was a 1976 graduate of Southport High School and went on to earn his Associates of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Criminal Justice. He married Cheryl L. McMahon on December 22, 1979 in Indianapolis. She lovingly survives after 36 devoted years of marriage.

Tim was very proud to serve his country. He served in the United States Marine Corps, the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve, retiring in 2015 as a Command Sergeant Major after 37 years of service. Tim enjoyed working on cars and became owner and operator of TG Auto & Truck Repair since 1996.

Tim was a member of the First Christian Church of Morgantown. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Tim was a jack of all trades and will be remembered for always fixing or starting various projects around his home in Brown County. In 2008, he became certified in Conflict Resolution in all 50 states. He also raised and bred quarter horses for over 10 years.

Tim will be dearly missed by his wife Cheryl, father Robert “Bob” & hiswife Iris E. Gray, children: Wesley Gray of Evansville, Tiaré & her husband Zach Wray of Nineveh, Breenna& her husband Tim Fields of Morgantown; grandchildren: Xander Link Gray and Autumn, Landon and Drake Wray; siblings: Joseph & his wife Tamara Gray of Greenwood, Robert & his wife Pam Gray of Knoxville, Tennessee, Thomas “Tom” & hiswife Rea Gray of Greenwood, Tina Tryon of Greenwood, Tammy& herhusband Brad Weaver of Cape Coral, Florida and Paul Gray of Columbus.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia A. Gray.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at the First Christian Church of Morgantown: 2717 South Morgantown Road in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until service time at the church. Funeral Services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Tim to Pregnancy Care Center of Brown County: 1750 St. Rd. 46 W., Nashville 47448.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.meredith-clark.com .

Information: 812-597-4670

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Born: June 8, 1958
Died: July 20, 2016

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Lana Dunn posted on 1/1/00

I am truly sadden of the passing of CSM Gray. He was my mentor, my friend and like father to me. He encouraged me in my battle with stage 4 br sat cancer and he was a Christian and believer and believed God had his hands on me. I am certainly going to miss hi and will cherish the all the moments and memories I have of him. Praying God give the family the peace and comfort that surpasses all understanding and know that we all have a heavenly angel watching over us.

 

Carmen Montaez posted on 1/1/00

Word''s cannot express the sadness I feel for you dealing with the death of Tim. He was my mentor, friend and like a father to me. Today we remember not only the man who died, but also, he who led an honorable life. My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. My deepest condolences.

 

Mike Taylor posted on 1/1/00

I've known Tim over 20 years as Army Reservists. Tim was a man of conviction, a friend, and fellow Reservist. His love of family, and Country, was second to none! It was a proud moment when I passed the reigns as the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the 350th Civil Affairs Command to Tim a few short years ago. I enjoyed stopping in his office at Camp Atterbury to catch up after my retirement. Tim, we never did get that lunch we said we would do this summer, for that I am sorry. Save a date, and we'll break bread together on the "High Road". To Cheryl and the children, I can't imagine how devastating this is to your family. Tim departed way too soon. All I can say is I loved Tim just like a brother, and will cherish the memories too!

 

Mike Taylor posted on 1/1/00

My condolences to Cheryl and the children and grandchildren. Nothing can prepare us for a life cut way to short! Tim was a friend, and fellow Army Reservist, who I was honored to know for over 20 years. His devotion, conviction, and love of Country, was second to none. Watching Tim's career blossom from E7 to E9 was incredible. It was a very special day when my friend, Tim Gray, assumed the senior NCO leadership position of the 350th Civil Affairs Command when I retired. Tim, we never got to grab lunch this summer as we talked about, but my brother, save me a place for later. I'll be there!

 

Elizabeth Medina posted on 1/1/00

Cheryl, The whole 350th CA Command is thinking of you and the children today, remembering Tim in his fabulous way of DUTY and SERVICE here with us. As you stand the military honors today - our hearts will be broken like yours but so full of thankfulness for your husband and father's Service to each of us and the Nation. We pray for you, and send you the hope of comfort in knowing what a great man Tim was to everyone. COL Beth Medina "CACOM of the Americas!"

 

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