Clifford GrayPublished 8:43pm Sunday, July 22, 2012
Clifford Scott “Cliff” Gray, 61, passed away peacefully at the V.A. Hospice in Asheville, N.C., surrounded by his family after a period of declining health.
He was born in Evanston, Ill. Jan. 16, 1951 and grew up at “The Yellow Farm” in Marshall, Mich., where his love of the outdoors and hunting and fishing became his passion.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and honorably discharged in 1970. After his duty ended he moved to Hilton Head, S.C. and for many years was in the construction and painting business.
He relocated to Tryon, where he worked with his brother in the remodeling business for the past 20 years.
Cliff enjoyed playing golf at Meadowbrook Golf Club with his brother and nephews and fishing for trout in the Pacolet River.
He will be missed dearly.
He is survived by his mother, Gwen Gray Bailey of Tryon; brothers, John Gray (Peggy) of Hendersonville, N.C. and Glen Gray (Barbara) of Ramrod Key, Fla., along with many nieces and nephews and their families.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
If you wish, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kan. 866675-8516.