Damon Gray,Jr

Damon Gray,Jr

HATTERAS, NC

Damon Meekins  Gray, Jr, 89, of Hatteras, died Thursday, September 26, 2013, in his residence.  Mr. Gray was born in Hatteras and was retired from the National Weather Service as a Weather Specialist. He was member of Hatteras United Methodist Church, one of the founders of Hatteras Volunteer Fire Dept, a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and served in numerous civic activities. Mr. Gray served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded four Bronze Stars and the Silver Star and received a commendation from the French service.

He was predeceased by his parents, Damon Meekins Gray, Sr and Rosa Dean Gaskins Gray and his first wife Alice Austin Gray.

Surviving are his wife Nola Fletcher Martin Gray; three daughters, Debbie G. Hodge and husband Cliff, Rosa Alice Mayo and Analee Bibbey and husband Tom all of Hatteras; one son, Damon Meekins Gray “D.M.”III and wife Kristin of Hatteras; two step-daughters, Robin Boots of New Hampshire and Diane Martin Kelly of Redway, California; one step-son Robert Everard Martin of  Harrogate, England’ two brothers, Ray Gray, Sr and wife Vandetta of Buxton and Hal Gray and wife Mary Lou of Hatteras; his daughter in law Peggy Gray;  Eleven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren , seven great-grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Besides his first wife, Mr. Gray is predeceased by his son Harold Lawrence Gray and his son in law Gene Mayo.

A celebration of life will be in Hatteras United Methodist Church, Monday September 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Ken Davenport and Rev. Dwight Burrus. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Hatteras. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Hatteras, Sunday, from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hatteras United Methodist Church Building Fund, Bereavement Fund or United Methodist Men, P.O. Box 310, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.

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  1. Chris & Stephanie Tenpenny

    Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Grandaddy Jr. was such an amazing man & will be deeply missed.

  2. Angel Roller

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Mr. Junior was a sweet man. He will be dearly missed.

  3. Frank Folb Jr and Family

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of the Gray Family!!The great thing is Mr. DM’s legacy will continue in the great family he raised!!

  4. Jeff & Katie Oden

    Hatteras Village has lost a great man who served not only his country but his community and set a wonderful example for those who follow in his footsteps. He will not only be missed but remembered forever for his good deeds.

  5. Dr.Burroughs & Winona

    So sorry for your loss, but your family stood by him to the very end! He raised a very loving family,you all should have no regrets! Love you all, Aunt Winona

  6. Sally Gaskins Kinery

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the Gray family. I have many fond memories of Damon Jr. from my childhood. I’m sure he will be greatly missed. God’s blessings, Sally

  7. Darlene and John

    You children of Mr. D was so blessed to have a daddy like him and in turn he was blessed to have chldren like you!! He was a treasure of Hatteras AND WILL BE MISSED. John and I are praying for that special place that Jesus puts you in when heartache and sorrow comes. I cant explain it but its like a beautiful bubble of love enveloping you. I love you all.

  8. Zelda Austin Hamilton

    Rosa Alice and Analee,
    So sorry to read of your fathers’ passing. My heart and prayers are with the families today.
    Zelda

  9. Lorraine Howard Burrus

    Love to each of you and peace and comfort in the days ahead.He was such a wonderful loving man and I will always remember the twinkle in his eye and his warm smile and gentle spirit. I will miss those hugs!!

  10. Diane Doyle

    My condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you at this time. Please know that he will be dearly missed.

  11. Barbara Truitt

    My deepest sympathies to you, Nola,for the loss of your husband and loving companion. My thoughts are with you here in California.

  12. Michael Hedrick

    I am sorry for your loss, he was a good man, and a dear friend for many years, will never forget his always warm smile, and gentle ways. Mt thoughts and prayers are with this family during this time of grief

  13. Tess Hodge

    Debbie, all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember your father with great fondness and he was a favorite of BB’s. Rest easy, he is in God’s hands now.

  14. Lee and Rosie Wallio

    Dear family, Lee and I are saddened to learn of the death of “Junior”. He was one of the kindest men we have known and his home was the hospitality house! We have such wonderful memories of the entire family and feel so blessed to have known all of you. We are so sorry that we will not be at the service but please know that Nola and all are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Lee and Rosie

  15. Sallie & Dennis Reese

    America has lost another member of the greatest generation. So sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven has another shining star.

  16. Linda Leonard Houston

    So sorry to hear about your father. He was always a favorite person to us girls. We loved to meet up with him and his wife when we came down on vacations. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Love to you all.

  17. Van and Julia O'Neal

    We would like to say how sorry we are for your loss. He always came to Ocracoke to the funerals. God bless you and yours.

  18. Sue Styron

    To the family of Damon Gray, Jr–I am so very sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed by everyone who knew him, as he was always “doing” for others—and always cheerful and made you feel welcome. Please know my thoughts are with you–and you have my deepest sympathy.I wish I could be there to give you all a hug–Love to you all Sue Styron and Cliff Shepherd

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