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Charles Wilbert Gray

July 21, 1932 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 86)

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     Charles Wilbert Gray, age 86, of Fairmount City, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 9, 2019 at his home following an illness.

     Born July 21, 1932 in Ford City, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Emily Allhouse Gray.

    He married the former Donna Jean Smalley on November 8, 1952 and she survives.

    Charles was a veteran of the United States Army and drove school bus for A.J. Myers and Sons, Inc. of Kittanning.

    In his earlier years, Charles enjoyed hunting.

     Survivors include his wife, Donna Jean; one son Russell Gray and friend, Bill Ramsey, of Rimersburg; four daughters:  Bonnie Reefer and husband, Dennis, of Rural Valley; Jessie Hower and husband, Brian, of Allentown; Jackie Gray of Fairmount City and Donna Jean Gray of Allenton.

     Charles is also survived by seven grandchildren:  Jamie, Tommy, Ariel, Jacob, Tiffany, Heather and Lisa and a brother, Chambers Forest Gray and wife, Helga, of Cleveland Ohio.

     In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a son, Richard Eugene Gray and eight siblings.

     There will be no calling hours.

     Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for Charles at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel, 233 Penn Street, New Bethlehem with the Reverend Randy Evans, Clarion/Forest VNA Hospice Chaplain, officiating.

     Interment will take place in the Pine Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Rayburn Township, Armstrong County.

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Memorial Service
March 13, 2019

2:00 PM
Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service
233 & 301 Penn Street
New Bethlehem, PA 16242

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