LYONS, Kan. -- Carol Ward Gray, 88, died Sunday (May 28, 2006) at the Sterling Presbyterian Manor.
He was born June. 1, 1917, at Clay County, Kan., to Lawrence G. and Agnes T. (Carlson) Gray.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He has resided in Lyons since 1995. He was an oil field pumper for 30 years.
He was a member and elder at the Community Presbyterian Church; Chase Golf Club, both of Chase, Kan.; the Masonic Lodge No. 192; the Carnation Chapter No. 32 of the Order of Eastern Star, the Liars Fishing Club andd was a Thrift Shop Volunteer.
He married Velda Maxine Mack Oct. 1, 1941, at Salina, Kan. She preceded him in death July 22, 2003.
He was also preceded in deathy by his parents, three brothers, Vincent O. Gray, Haward L. Gray and Kenneth Gray; and one sister, Irma A. Panton.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis G. Gray of Stuttgart, Ark., and Charles M. "Chuck" Gray and wife, Janet, of McCook; two brothers, Roland A Gray of Rapid City, S.D., and Joe A. Gray of Garden City, Kan.; one sisters, Iris K. Kuhlman of Linn, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at the Community Presbyterian Church in Chase with the Rev. Jesse and Arlene Patrick officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday in the Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center. Military honors will be provided by Fort Riley.
Memorials may be give to Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Center or to the donor's choice.
Sillin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.