Earl JT Gray
March 7, 1946 – March 19, 2021
Graveside services to celebrate the life Earl J T Gray, 75, are set for 12:00 pm Saturday at Center Hill Community Cemetery in Counce, Tennessee with Bro. Paul Childers officiating.
JT died March 19, 2021 in Nashville, TN. He was born March 7, 1946 in Corinth, MS to the late Earl Guy and Lorena Voyles Gray. JT was raised in Corinth and moved to Nashville in the 70’s to pursue his love for music. JT was known for his work in the bluegrass music community as a bluegrass musician and club owner, thoughtfully raising The Station Inn as a home for musicians and fans everywhere. He bought the business in 1981 and established it as a Nashville icon loved by so many throughout the world. JT’s contributions to bluegrass music cannot be overstated. In addition to countless public awards and recognition, he was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2020, featured in the 2021 Grammy’s as an honored venue owner and he presented the award for Best Country Album. Earl JT Gray became a Shriner in 1971. JT followed in the footsteps of his father Earl Gray and brother Loyel D L Gray as a mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Paul Edward Gray Sr.
He is survived by his brothers, Loyel D. L. Gray, Harold Gray; sisters, Glenda Fowler, Judy Scillion, Helen Harville; host of other family and friends.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Gray family.
Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral directors
Celebration of Life (Graveside)
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Earl JT Gray
April 3, 2021
When i think of my brother i think of us going to school together.
Catching the bus with me
Yes he was a very quiet person.
But you better not said anything to me out of the way he would be ready to fight
As he got older he didnt have a shell around him .
He become a very sucessful man
when he bought the station inm
He loved that place more than anything.
and he loved all the people that work with him they was his family also.
We are going to miss our brother at the family reunion playing the bass and smiling.
But we know your so happy with your lord and savior and mom and dad paul your brother.all the other
Love you brother till we meet again in heaven.
March 26, 2021
Well our lives crossed paths for many years and I followed your successes at a distance as not to intrude because you were a private soul sometimes mysterious. The older we got we did indulge in conversations and seem to have some common interest. Our biggest was family! I am happy for all of your accomplishments and feel safe saying you loved your life to the fullest. You will be missed uncle JT, until we meet again! GODSPEED!
Betty Moore (Littlejohn)
March 25, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of all of you during this sad time.
David Carolyn Fowler
March 25, 2021
Sorry to hear the death of you ole buddy. One of my fondest memories and we had a lot of memories. One was you and I going down the road by the Kendrick Baptist Church, in the '53 or '54 Chevy. All of a sudden, just out of the wild blue ,you locked the brakes up and turned around in the middle of the road and headed right back toward down town Kendrick. Your dad had just bought the car a few day before we decided to try it out. Hadn't seen you in many year until Paul's funeral. Sure will miss knowing you arent around.... will see you one of these days. Give W F a great big hug for me and know you and him will have lots of tales to tell...........Love David Fowler