Melvin C. Gray

Melvin C. Gray, 98, of Belleville, Illinois, born Thursday, September 11, 1913, in Lebanon, IL, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at St. Paul's Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Mr. Gray was a retired salesperson for St. Louis Independent Packing. He was a member of Saint Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, Gothic Lodge #852 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Ainad Shrine and was a U.S Navy World War II veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Almado and Carolyn nee Strohbeck Gray
  • Brothers
    • Alvin Gray
    • Lavern Gray
    • Clarence Gray
    • Elmer Gray
  • Sisters
    • Marcella Keck
    • Irene Gray
    • Lucille Schmidt

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Margaret L. nee Nichols Gray of Belleville, IL
  • Cousins
    • Dr. John (Candy) Scott of Quincy, IL
    • Martha (Dr. Mitchell) Pincus of Milwaukee, WI
  • Best Friend: Richard Lawrence of Belleville, IL

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 10:00 am - 11:00 am Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James Slone officiating  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

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