Charlie Edeth Gray, Jr.

September 5, 1924January 19, 2014

Charlie Edeth Gray, Jr., 89, died peacefully at home on January 19, 2014. Born in Avon, NC, he is predeceased by his wife, Evelyn VanNostrand Gray; sisters, Grace Gray and Lucy Knowles; and brothers, Robert Gray and Norman Gray. He leaves behind his three children, Debbie Ashton (Skip), Barbara Hall, and Charlie Gray, III (Sharon); “Pop’s” six grandchildren; Lindsay Hall, Meghan Ashton, Chip Ashton, Ryan Hall, Kathryne King (Daniel) and Charlie Gray, IV; sister, Ruth Price and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Gray, a WWII veteran, served in the U.S. Army. He was a proud member of the V.F.W, the Princess Anne Masonic Lodge, and a life member of the NC Beach Buggy Association. He was also a long-time member of Charity United Methodist Church. Mr. Gray was retired from Civil Service and the owner of Pungo Electronics.

The family will receive friends at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6-8 pm. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Charity United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4800 Charity Neck Road in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Charity United Methodist Church. Please visit Mr. Gray’s memorial at


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 23, 2014

Charlie Edeth Gray, Jr.

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February 28, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Peace be with you soon. Katri & Carl Twiford

January 23, 2014

Debbie, Skip & Gray Families,Sharing your grief and your loss.We were so BLESSED to have such great parents & them bringing us only country folks can...the best way! We had the best parents for so many years and now we have so many great memories! My heart goes out to you. Love, Marlene

January 23, 2014

Barbara, Jerry and I are so sorry for the loss of your father. We know much you cared for him. You and your family are in our prayers. If we can do anything for you please let us know. We love you.
Jerry and Carol

Richard Broadway

January 22, 2014


I am so sorry for your loss. Just know I will be there for you and your family for whatever you guys need. Again I am sorry. I am praying for you guys. Be blessed.


January 22, 2014

Please accept our condolences and know that we appreciate Charlies participation in the NCBBA.

Ron Saunders

January 22, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My condolences to you and your family.
Pam Scott

January 22, 2014

Remembering such a gentle man. Mr. Charlie sold us our very first satellite dish oh so many years ago. He and Ms. Evelyn were so much a part of our lives as neighbors and friends. They will remain a part of our memories. Our thoughts and prayers go to each of the children and grandchildren. Herb and Carolyn Culpepper

Rachel Rodriguez

January 22, 2014

Praying for all of you

E. Mitchell

January 22, 2014

My condolences to the family of Charlie E. Gray JR. in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Ps.90:10 Ps.37:10,11,29. Sincerely ,E. Mitchell.

January 22, 2014

To Debbie Ashton and family: We are saddened to hear of your great loss. Wishing you all peace, healing, hope and the promise of comfort to see you through to the healing of your hearts. Ricki and Lee Ann Wright and Roland Midgette.