Christopher S. Gray

Christopher S. Gray
, 43, of Highland, Illinois, born Friday, November 24, 1967, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Mr. Gray worked as a mechanic for Quality Rental. He was a member of Allied Racing Association and a former softball coach for Black Widows fast pitch softball team.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Father: Lionel Gray
  • Maternal Grandparents: Everett & Ethel Hutsler

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Ann nee Crenshaw Gray
  • Daughters
    • Katelyn Gray of Highland, IL
    • Karlie Gray of Highland, IL
  • Son: Landon Prestito of Highland, IL
  • Mother: Joyce nee Hutsler Gray of Lebanon, IL
  • Brothers
    • Gary (Donna) Gray of Glen Carbon, IL
    • Mark (Jill) Gray of Bellevile, IL
    • James Hutsler of Caseyville, IL
  • Sister: Vickie (Jeff) Bosick of Troy, IL
  • Mother-in-Law: Jeanne (Rich) Kruse of Troy, IL
  • Father-in-law: Barry Crenshaw
  • Sisters-in-law
    • Cari (Pete) Rapp of Fairview Heights, IL
    • Cassie (Ray) Rettle of Belleville, IL
  • Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews
  • Special friends at Quality Rental and his racing family

Memorials: Memorials may be made to The Gray Family c/o Ann Gray

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday, November 7, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Edward Bennett and Pastor Josh Botello officiating.  Private family interment will be held.

Condolences left for Christopher S. Gray:

    Ann, Katelyn, & Karlie-
    My heart aches for you guys. We are just a phone call away. Take care and stay strong.
    Lots of Love,

    Missy Keeney Highland IL 62249

    Ann,Katelyn, Karlie and Gray Family. We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Chris.Our heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. We love Chris and he will greatly be missed.We know that Chris is in our FUTURE not in our PAST. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May GOD give you supernatural PEACE that only he can give. Big Hugs from your family in Alaska. xoxoxo

    Kevin, Monica, Lacy ,Kyle and Sara Land Eagle River Alaska 99577

    I am so very sadden by you loss of your husband and father. You in my prayers that GOD will wrap his loving arms around your hearts and comfort you in this time of sorrow and loss. But please know that you will see him again on that glorious day when we will all be together with our LORD. Loves speed be with.
    Your friend,
    Joy Hoock

    Joy Hoock Collinsville Illinois 62234

    Ann, Katelyn & Karlie- We are so sorry for your loss. if you need anything please do not hesistate to ask. Please know that you are in our thoughts during this time.

    Kristine & Juliana

    Kristine Petrosky Troy IL 62294

    Ann, katelyn and Karlie, you all are in our hearts and prayers. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. George, Jeannie, Chelsea and Sydney

    The Gavliclks Highland IL 62249

    Ann, Katelyn, and Karlie - We are very sorry for your loss. May our love be with you through hard times. Chris is safe with the God up in heaven, he is no longer hurting. You are in our thoughts and prayers. <3

    - Jennah and Patti.

    Jennah & Patti Timmons Troy Illinois 62294

    To Ann, Katelyn, Karlie, Landon,
    The Looneys would like to express our sincere condolences at the untimely passing of Chris. He was a good man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Scott, Michelle, Erin & Paige Looney Troy IL 62294

    For Ann, Katelyn, Karlie and all those who loved Chris. You are all in my prayers that God will hold you in His loving arms and send peace and comfort to your hearts. Please know that there are many who are sending up prayers for you. With love from your cousins in GA. Dianne McCoy, Alan Barger & Stephen Barger

    Dianne Hutsler McCoy Macon GA 31220