Obituary: Donald Dean Gray


CIN COM 0404 OBIT D.Gray

Donald Dean Gray, 88, Noblesville, died March 10 at his winter home in Harlingen, Texas. He was born May 23, 1928 to Forest Lee and Ersie Lucille (Schultz) Gray in Wallace, Ind.

Donald graduated in 1946 from Waynetown High School and was a Korean War-era veteran, having served in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. He married the love of his life and partner in every way, Muriel L. Suiters, Nov. 6, 1954. Donald was self-employed for years in the automated feeding systems business, working with and for the farming community.

He was a strong, independent and loving man, the best critic, but a strong supporter, and the “happiest and kindest grouch” that will be missed by all who survive him, including his children, Cheryl (James) Skaggs, Denise (John) McDonald, Gary (Christine) Gray, Jayne (John) Gribble and Ritch (Sharyl) Gray, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, son Bruce Allen, grandsons Michael R. and Tony and brothers Dale and Paul Gray.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to your favorite charity in his honor.