John Scott Gray
August 30, 1935 – August 23, 2019
With great sadness, the family of John S. Gray announces his death on August 23, 2019. John was born on August 30, 1935 in Lawrenceville, Illinois; and spent his childhood in Vincennes, Indiana, where he graduated from Vincennes High School. John graduated from Indiana University with a degree in finance and he was a member of ROTC and the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
John lived in Jasper, Indiana, for 35 years and worked at Wabash Valley Produce. He was a Lt. Col in the Indiana Air National Guard. Upon retirement, John and his wife relocated to Bloomington, Indiana, where he was a member of First United Methodist Church. John was a man of deep faith, an ardent sports fan, an avid reader, and an American history enthusiast.
John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy (Seal); his two children, Elizabeth and Bryan; and two grandchildren, Mark and Marie.
Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 30, 2019 at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 East Third Street in Bloomington. A reception will follow after the memorial service in the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home Catering Reception Center. Private inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Bloomington, IN.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com
- Nancy A. Gray, Wife
- Elizabeth Gray, Daughter
- Bryan Gray, Son
- Mark Gray, Grandson
- Marie Gray, Granddaughter
- George Wayne Gray, Father (deceased)
- Georgia Gray, Mother (deceased)
- Visitation Friday, August 30, 2019
- Celebration of Life Friday, August 30, 2019
John Scott Gray
August 30, 2019
John and I send our sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. We live in the house John and his family lived in until they moved down on the corner in the red brick house. We are truly sorry for your loss. Sincerely, John and Jane Benson
August 30, 2019
Bill and I were sorry to read that John had passed away. We are out of town, but you are on our minds this afternoon. You will be in our prayers during the hard days ahead. May God give you comfort and strength.
Bill and Reba
August 28, 2019
I worked for Mr, Grey at Wabash for 12 years. He was an awesome boss. He knew what an Elvis fan I was. The day Elvis died, he is the one who came out of the office to tell me. He understood what a loss it was to me. So comforting. I am so sorry for your loss!
August 27, 2019
Dodie and I enjoyed living across the street from you folks for many years and you have our sympathy in this difficult time.
Betty Lyke Urie
August 26, 2019
On Elizabeth’s recent decade end birthday celebration, John made sure that all went well for his beloved daughter.
He drove Lizzie and me to Angel Food Bakery to pick up the cake, and insisted on paying for it.
Near the end of the party, Elizabeth went back to her unit with a friend to catch up. When she returned to clean up the party room, she found that her Dad had already had already done ALL of it.
What a kind, thoughtful man!