Mr. Thomas Jefferson Gray, age 70, of Rainbow Trail Road, Boone, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 evening at home.

Born September 29, 1943 in Hazard Kentucky, he was a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Ethel Lee Johnson Gray. Tom was a member of Howard's Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and made the best of every situation; even through his sickness.


He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Gray four children, Jamie Carvell, Annette Bailey and husband Marion "Bug" Bailey, Thomas Jefferson Gray and wife Amanda and Robert Gray, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, three step children, Leann Uptain and husband Less, Robert Cicman and wife Jean and Greg Sweet and wife Angela, ten step grandchildren and two brothers, Robert Gray and wife Beverly and Charles Gray and wife Lou of Indiana. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Reba Silvers and two brothers, Carl and Edward Gray.

Memorial services for Mr. Thomas Gray will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Howards Creek Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Chris Reynolds, Robert Cicman and Robert Gray. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 o'clock until 3 o'clock at Howards Creek Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be shared with the Gray family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Gray family.


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