OBITUARY

Christopher Frank (Chris) Gray

July 16, 1974April 30, 2013
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With the swiftness of God’s hand, Sgt. Christopher Frank Gray, age 38, passed into the loving hands of God, this the 30th of April 2013. Chris served the US Army in Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan with the US Army and National Guard. He was so proud of his tours and protecting our country. Chris is a graduate of Cherokee High School. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George William “Bill” Gray, Willard and Ruby Sartain; uncle, EJ Sartain; and aunt, Ann Sartain Gilbert. He is survived by his children, Gavyn and Shalyn Gray; mother, Wilma Sartain (Robert E. Sr.) Cambpell; father, Frank Curtis (Donna) Gray; sisters, Chasity (Terry) Seal, Chrystlia (Glen)Deyton, Makyala Gray; grandmother, Pauline Gray; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends, Chase Ellison and Trey Stapleton; and nieces and nephews, Kristen and Dylan Johnson, Lindsey Bell, Shannon and Noah Deyton, and Destiny Seal. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Family and friends will meet in Hamblen Memory Gardens on Friday at 9:45 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service. Military Honors will be provided by the TN Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening prior to the services. The family wishes to give a special thank you to the Morristown and Mountain City National Guards. Arrangements are by Stubblefield Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • Military Graveside Friday, May 3, 2013
REMEMBERING

Christopher Frank (Chris) Gray

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Eric Madison

July 19, 2013

Gray family, you are in my prayers. You are always part of the 190th family. You are invited at any time. I hope to see Gavyn and Shalyn at our December Family Day. Chris will always be one of the greatest men I have ever met.

Mandy Roach

June 1, 2013

It has been one month since you have been gone. Gavyn and Shalyn miss you and love you. Sometimes it is hard to understand why things happen, but they will be strong and keep your memory alive. You will be forever loved by them!!!

Heather Graustein

May 10, 2013

We will continue to pray for the whole family.If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. We may not have known him, but his children are great kids and are friends with my daughter. So sorry for you loss.

April Jones

May 10, 2013

Gavyn and Shalyn my prayers are with you all during this very hard time.I love you

Mandy Roach

May 10, 2013

I would like to also say thank you to everyone for your love, thoughts, prayers, and support during this difficult time. I am so blessed that my children and I have so many wonderful people in our lives. They will forever miss their Daddy, but they will always hold on to the hope that they will one day see him again!!

May 10, 2013

We would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to everyone who said a kind word, brought food, spoke a prayer. We enjoying knowing that he had so many friends and touched so many lives. We will forever miss our Chris.

Frank Curtis Gray - Father
& The Gray Family

Frank Gray

May 10, 2013

We would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to everyone who said a kind word, brought food, spoke a prayer. We enjoying knowing that he had so many friends and touched so many lives. We will forever miss our Chris.

Frank Curtis Gray - Father
& The Gray Family

Lynne Neibert

May 6, 2013

Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne

Cpl. J.W. Lowder

May 5, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

A Massachusetts family

May 5, 2013

To Gavyn and Shalyn, we are sorry about the loss of your Dad. Our family will always be grateful to him for his military service.