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. Joyce & Allison Rucker on September 27th, 2013 4:08 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!


  2. Mary Jolliff Moore on September 27th, 2013 10:32 pm

    My good thoughts and prayers for the family.


  3. Chris & Stephanie Tenpenny on September 27th, 2013 11:00 pm

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


  4. Angel Roller on September 27th, 2013 11:04 pm

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


  5. Ruthie Lane on September 28th, 2013 2:08 am

    My love and prayers are with the family of Mr.Jr…he was a very loved man by all who met him…


  6. Frank Folb Jr and Family on September 28th, 2013 6:19 am

    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!!


  7. Jeff & Katie Oden on September 28th, 2013 7:50 am

    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.


  8. Dr.Burroughs & Winona on September 28th, 2013 7:52 am

    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


  9. Mike and Marion Gaskins on September 28th, 2013 7:58 am

    Prayers of love and comfort to the entire family.


  10. Sally Gaskins Kinery on September 28th, 2013 8:19 am

    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


  11. Darlene and John on September 28th, 2013 9:55 am

    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.


  12. Anita Gaskins on September 28th, 2013 12:02 pm

    prayers to the whole family.
    Damon Jr. was a special man and will be missed by all


  13. Zelda Austin Hamilton on September 28th, 2013 2:38 pm

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


  14. Lorraine Howard Burrus on September 28th, 2013 5:20 pm

    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!!


  15. Diane Doyle on September 28th, 2013 5:23 pm

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


  16. Amelia Minter on September 28th, 2013 8:38 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  17. Leigh Leonard Smith on September 28th, 2013 8:42 pm

    Sorry for the loss of your father and a great Hatterasman.


  18. Barbara Truitt on September 29th, 2013 10:23 am

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


  19. Michael Hedrick on September 29th, 2013 11:03 am

    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


  20. Tess Hodge on September 29th, 2013 3:06 pm

    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.


  21. Raymond & Jean Newsome on September 29th, 2013 3:39 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


  22. Pat Ambrose on September 29th, 2013 9:32 pm

    My prayer and thoughts are with all of you. I will miss my Hot Shot dearly God Bless. Pat


  23. Lee and Rosie Wallio on September 30th, 2013 8:41 am

    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


  24. Brenda & Kal Gancsos on September 30th, 2013 11:22 am

    With sincere sympathy. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to all of your family.


  25. Suzie and Jeff Scholten on September 30th, 2013 11:53 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


  26. Roger and Cheryl Flury on September 30th, 2013 1:58 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you DM.


  27. Cathy on September 30th, 2013 9:02 pm

    Analee,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


  28. Sallie & Dennis Reese on September 30th, 2013 9:53 pm

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


  29. Linda Leonard Houston on October 1st, 2013 10:15 am

    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.


  30. Van and Julia O’Neal on October 5th, 2013 7:45 am

    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.


  31. Sue Styron on October 5th, 2013 10:45 am

    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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