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James Scott Gray II

January 27, 1948November 15, 2020

James “Scott” Gray II, 72, passed away unexpectedly on November 15, 2020 in Humble, Texas. Scott died with his beloved wife Gayle and their children by his side.

Scott was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina as an only child to Harley and Lettie (Herring) Gray, but grew up in Washington, D.C. He earned his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. While attending college, he met his love, Gayle, and escorted her to many Theta Xi formal events. They were married on March 20, 1971 in Rockmart, Georgia and spent 49 wonderful years together living all over the world. Scott and Gayle lived in Atlanta (GA), Chicago (IL), Martinsville (VA), Charleston (WV), Singapore, Houston (TX), and Mobile (AL), before settling in Humble (TX) in 2004. Scott was a devoted husband, a proud father, and a loving grandfather.

Scott participated in Army ROTC during college and was commissioned into the U.S. Army Chemical Corps after graduation. He served in the Army Reserves in Illinois, Virginia and West Virginia for 10 years. Scott retired in 2006 from a 35-year career in manufacturing leadership for DuPont, where he served as plant manager at multiple sites and regional operations director in both Asia-Pacific and North America. He then worked for another 8 years as a Vice President for Group Safety & Operational Risk for BP America, Inc. Scott was lucky enough to travel the world for work and with his family, visiting many places in Europe, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific, and North America. He loved hunting, camping, boating, reading, riding dirt bikes, and spending time with his family and cats. He was an avid gun enthusiast, photographer, and Orchidist.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Gayle Gray, their children Allison Stewart and Ian Gray and spouses David Stewart and Kelli Gray, their grandchildren Cameron and Gray Stewart, and their cats Aki and Koji.

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Carl J. “Joe” Masker

November 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I was a production first line Supervisor when Scott was the Methacrylates Superintendent. He was a good boss who appreciated those who worked for him. I always appreciated his sense of humor and he was quick to laugh heartily. I remember a terrible winter when most of the plant froze and we were taking turns with our steam hoses trying to thaw things out. Scott was right there beside us manning a steam hose. I have never forgotten that selfless act. He was a good man and I’m certain he will be missed dearly. May he Rest In Peace and may the family receive Gods comfort and peace. Joe

Vendy Tomko

November 24, 2020

Dear Gayle and Family,
Cheryl and I were so sad to hear of Scott’s passing. While we have lost touch with you guys over the years, we have many great memories of you and Scott during our time in Charleston. It is hard to remember working at the Belle Plant without thinking of Scott, Bill Probert and Ho Li , our Amines group. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With sympathy
Cheryl and Vendy

Thomas and Barbara Brown

November 24, 2020

Gayle, Allison and Ian,
We send our condolences and prayers to you during this difficult time. Scott was a pleasure to work with and a very supportive leader. So many wonderful memories of working with him at Laporte. Scott never missed a day sharing his love for his family and beloved cats. I know he will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace.

Martha Honey

November 23, 2020

Gayle, Allison and Ian,
I am so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. Scott was a great leader and mentor to me and many others at La Porte. He shared so much of the life and love of his family with all of us, I feel like I know all of you! I even have fond memories of our plant staff meetings, long as they were, with so much laughing and camaraderie and good work. These were good years at the plant. Scott really cared about people and it showed in his actions. May all of his wonderful memories bring you some peace as you grieve.
Martha Honey

Robby Sisco

November 23, 2020

Scott and I were members of the best carpool ever (Gary Wigginton, George Garris and me) during our time together at DuPont's LaPorte TX plant in the mid-1990's. In all those hours in the car - especially sitting at the train tracks and no matter what time we tried to leave to avoid them! - we heard many stories about his love for his family and his joy in their life together. Thank you, Scott for being a mentor and a friend. Our thoughts and prayers for Gayle, Allison and Ian.

Russell & Trinh Barger

November 22, 2020

Gayle,
Trinh and I were so saddened to hear of Scott’s passing and send our sympathies to you, Allison, and Ian. Scott was a wonderful manager and mentor to both of us, but more importantly a good friend. Both our lives are greater for knowing you and Scott. While many saw his strength as being a great leader, we also saw how much he cared about those that worked for him. We both respected how he was able to balance a successful career with his family life even if his many late-night calls told us he rarely left work completely behind. We will always have our great personal memories of dinners and daytrips, but mostly the long talks over life in general late into the evenings. Rest in Peace, Scott.

Steve Pao

November 22, 2020

Dear Gayle,

Quein and I were deeply saddened by Scott's passing.  During part of my years with DuPont, Scott was not only my manager but also a great mentor. He taught me how to be a good supervisor and people enjoy working for you. I learned a great deal from him.

It's certainly a big loss for us. Please stay strong and take care yourself at this difficult moment. 

Randall Clements

November 22, 2020

Gayle,
Meg and I send our sympathy . We were shocked to hear the news of his passing. Scott was both a friend and mentor to me at DuPont. I fondly remember the trips to "The Ranch" in west Texas and will never forget the story that goes with the rattlesnake skin he brought home from one of the trips......and the way your discovered it in your kitchen. My memories of Scott, both professionally and socially, are priceless. May he Rest In Peace

Bill and Belinda Probert

November 20, 2020

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. I remember car pooling with Scott and working together in the same unit at Belle Plant all those years ago. In addition to the work we always had a good time together with our families. Scott introduced me to Jack Daniels and ginger ale which is my drink of choice to this day. We later worked together at the LaPorte Plant for a while. Scott had a big personality and a great sense of humor which we remember fondly. We offer our sincere condolences to Gayle , Alison, and Ian.

Richard Taylor

November 20, 2020

So Sad. Prayers for family and friends.

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