Clifford Timothy Gray
August 5, 1952 – July 29, 2018
Clifford Timothy Gray, 65, passed away at his home in Tallahassee on Sunday evening July 29, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.
Tim was born in Panama City, Florida on August 5, 1952. He was a fourth generation Floridian, whose family on both his paternal and maternal side came to the Florida panhandle in the late 1800s. Tim moved to Tallahassee in 1970, to attend Florida State University, where he received his Bachelor in Science degree in 1974 and started a career in broadcast journalism before serving in several capacities in legislative affairs and political campaigns. In 1986 he earned his Juris Doctorate at FSU with high honors. Tallahassee is where he met his wife and started his career and family. The most important things in his life were his family and friends, the former to whom he was a loving, generous provider and the latter a loyal, trusted confidant. He had a keen intellect and a lifelong passion advocating for social justice.
Tim is survived by his wife of 39 years, Anna B. Gray; children Marcus, Eva, and John Clark Gray; grandson Jackson Gray; sister, Julia Gray; and niece Shawn Patterson (Barry), as well as many other nieces, nephews, and grandnieces. He is also survived by his closest friends who were as like family; Steve Kirkpatrick, as well as Carolyn and Whitney Wagner He was preceded in death by his mother Nathalie W. Gray; father Randall H. Gray, as well as his longtime comrades, Sam Doane and Ray Wise.
Visitation will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Friday, August 3, at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home, 1737 Riggins Road. In keeping with the family’s wishes, the burial will be private and there will be no formal services held. A tribute in his honor will be announced later.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to either the Southern Poverty Law Center or Big Bend Hospice.
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Big Bend Hospice
- Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
- Private Interment
Clifford Timothy Gray
August 4, 2018
My memories of Tim were awesome!! Cool guy! I remember his wedding day, I was dating Anna's brother 'John' my late husband I had such a wonderful time I was so young Anna and Tim wedding day was celebrated in a Mansion an Governor Bob Graham was present I was so happy for them! I also caught her bouquet and I was so EXITED! I Remember Calling my mother to tell her that I caught Anna's bouquet I brought back in a cooler :) Tim used to get along so well with 'John' I also remember a celebration at my sisters's in law home and Tim and John almost set a grill on fire I do not know what they were doing but that was SO Hilarious I met him through his wife of course! But he was a very respectful human being I loved his ascent! Tim you are in God's loving arms along with John! Tim may you rest in peace.
From: Tere Alex and Chris Blanco