Thomas “Tom” Carl Gray, 69, of Brownstown passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.
Born Aug. 19, 1947, in Seymour, he was the son of Hugh L. “Jeff” and Bobbie O. Harris Gray, both of whom preceded him in death. On Oct. 29, 1967, he married Sharon “Gayle” Brock, who survives in Brownstown.
Thomas was a member of The Tabernacle. He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1969. He owned Brock’s Restaurant with his wife until 2010, retired as an electrician from Cummins Engine Co. after 30 years of service and was a meat cutter at Jay C Food Store.
His world centered around his faith, spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren grow. He was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan and also enjoyed watching NASCAR. He always had a desire to bring smiles and laughter with his sense of humor to everyone he met.
Other survivors include three daughters, Angela (Wayne) Gibson of Commiskey, Belinda (Scott) Bowman of Seymour and Jennifer (David) Ridlen of Brownstown; three brothers, Michael “Mick” (Myrna) Gray of Fort Myers, Florida, Jack Gray of Vallonia and Terry Gray of Crothersville; a sister, Tammi (John) Hackman of Vallonia; six grandchildren, Morgan (Aaron) Luckey, Chalen (Esti) Bowman, Bethany Langdon, Hayden Gray, Levi Ridlen and Dakota Ridlen; and two great-grandchildren, Lenora “Nori” Luckey and Ella Luckey.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hannah Langdon.
The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Seaman, the Rev. Larry Arrowood and the Rev. Scott Bowman officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown, with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Vets 7, all of Seymour.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Tabernacle Building Fund.
Condolences may be shared at www.spurgeonfh.com.