Jesse Gray Linzel Sr.

May 10, 1934June 10, 2018

Jesse Gray Linzel was born on May 10, 1934 in Little Rock, AR and passed away on June 10, 2018 in Raleigh, NC

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Jesse Gray Linzel, Sr.

May 10, 1934 - June 10, 2018


Jesse Gray Linzel died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 10, 2018 after complications from dementia. Gray was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to AE and Mary Ellen Linzel on May 10, 1934. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Edward Linzel, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Hoyle and Winnie May, brother-in-law's, WL May, Jack May, Bob Powell and Charles Suddith, sister-in-law's, Jerine May, Ann May, Adele Powell and Joan May, and son-in-law, Brad Rudolph. Gray attended the University of Arkansas, where he played on the golf team. His love of golf carried on throughout his life as he held many achievements in this field. He had an amazing 10 hole in ones. He was a member at North Ridge Country Club where he was club champion in 1978.Gray retired from GE Capital and will always be remembered for his contagious smile, witty sense of humor and his wonderful dancing. Gray loved God and his family. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Winnie of 58 years, who he met in Spanish class in junior high school, son Gray Jr. (Donna) Linzel and their son, Gray III, daughter Kari Rudolph and son Scotty (Melanie) Linzel, and his 3 girls Haley, Ashley and Kaitlyn. Also surviving are his brother Moe Linzel, bother-in-law Scotty May and sister-in-law Betty Jo Suddith, and many nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of your choice. A celebration of his life will be on July 28th from 2 – 5 pm at North Ridge Country Club. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd. Raleigh, NC 27609.