Oct 05, 2010 - 09:09:48 pm CDT: Leasburg - Harold Wilson Gray, age 75, of 92 CE Murphy Road, Leasburg, NC died Saturday afternoon, October 2, 2010 at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Mr. Gray was a native of Person County, NC, son of the late Herman Wilson and Leona Oakley Gray and husband of the late Connie Lee Briggs Gray. He was a supervisor retired from the NCDOT after 33 years of service and was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Gray helped start and manage the Leasburg semi pro baseball team in the late 1950s, was president of the Leasburg Hunting Club for many years and was awarded Citizen of the Year for 2010 by the Leasburg Ruritan Club.
Surviving is two brothers, Bobby Gray and wife, Emily of Burlington, NC, Ernest Gray and wife, Dixie of Raleigh, NC, four sisters, Vera Stephens and husband, Buford of Danville, VA, Lola Poteat and husband, Jimmy of Semora, NC, Hazel Coleman and husband, Charlie and Janie Lou Coleman and husband, Raymond all of Leasburg, NC, a very special friend who Mr. Gray considered a brother, Cecil Butler. Mr. Gray is preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Gray Holt.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, at Leasburg United Methodist Church by the Rev. Steve Hall. Interment followed in the Person Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Cecil Butler, Sam Butler, Lee Coleman, Randy Coleman, Garry Gray, Ryan Gray, Alan Poteat and Bryant Regan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leasburg United Methodist Church c/o Lyn Holt, 61 Ralph Winstead Road, Leasburg, NC 27291 or The American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, 1314 North Main Street, Roxboro, NC 27573.