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Billy Wayne Gray

May 8, 1955 ~ March 27, 2020 (age 64)


Billy Wayne Gray, 64, of King, NC passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, March 27, 2020. 


Billy was born on May 8, 1955 in Hazard, KY, to the late Eugene and Meldie Jent Gray.  He loved fishing and hunting. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Crawford and Walter Gray.


Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Paula Gray, daughters: Kellie  and Rebecca, sisters: Gay Young and husband Ken, and Nancy Crotts, and brothers: Eli Gray and wife Vickie and Dennie Gray and wife Diane, nieces and nephews: Dwayne, Jamie, Theresa, Suzanne, Amanda, Walter, Robbie, Mike, Brandon, sisters-in-law: Ana Ruth and Donna Gray, and his best friend,  Petey the wonder dog. 


Due to the current restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date.


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