- August 5, 1938 - January 10, 2013
- Goose Creek, South Carolina
of James' Passing
- In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:
Army Ranger's Lead the Way
P. O. Box 281
Manhasset, NY 11030
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“I'm so saddened by your loss. Jim and I had a great 5 years in the 80's. I'm so happy that you brought him out of his shell and loved him so much. ...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: susan tinkler
“Paul and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We found out too late to come to the funeral but our hearts...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Paul and Virginia Schettino - FL
“Candy, I'm so very sorry to hear of James passing. He has fought the fight, and is now at everlasting peace. His spirit will live on in all your...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Laura Lee Buncher - Charleston, SC
“You were an amazing person.I learned so much from you and we had so many laughs.Your tour of duty in this world is done now you will be touring...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Sherri - Rochester, MN - Friend
So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be yours and your families.
Bertha...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Bertha Murray - North Charleston, SC
“My deepest sympathies to Candy and the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you His peace and grace during this difficult time.
6 of 29 | Posted by: Michael D. Zeigler - SC
“Sorry for your loss.
7 of 29 | Posted by: Gene Di Fronzo - NY
“Live laugh and love in your new place until we meet again!
8 of 29 | Posted by: Miriam garcia - Miller place, NY
“Candy, James was a fabulous person. The two of you always welcomed me into your home with the highest level of southern hospitality. James had a...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: David Cole
“CandyI am so sorry for your loss. As the days pass and you long for your husband, May Happy Memories Replace The Sadness You Now Feel In Your Heart....Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Franklin-Nimmons - SC
“Candy we were saddened to hear of James passing. You all have been through so much. Please know that we are praying for all of you each day.
11 of 29 | Posted by: Lane and Carol Melton - SC
“Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
12 of 29 | Posted by: Troy Williams - Friend
“HARD TO BELIEVE U R GONE ..GOD HAS ANOTHER ANGEL REST IN PEACE JIM FOR YOUR WORK ON EARTH IS DONE....GONNA MISS YOUR LAUGHTER AND UR FRIENDSHIP..
13 of 29 | Posted by: DIXIE - NC
God's Peace be with you and the family as are the many Prayers.
14 of 29 | Posted by: Susan Taschner - Hanahan, SC
“Rest in peace..you will be missed.Sharon
15 of 29 | Posted by: Sharon Lann - Hanahan, SC
“Candy on behalf of myself and the Tri-County Blue Star Mother's Chapter of SC, I send condolences to you and your family. My God continue to keep...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Roberta Bray - North Charleston, SC
I'm so sorry for your loss. You've been in my prayers since we chatted last fall. If you need anything, please let me know.
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17 of 29 | Posted by: Charlotte Parr - Summerville, SC
“I am so sorry for your loss, Candy. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Angie and David Bridges - SC
“Candy - I am so sorry for your loss. i can't imagine what you are going through and I am praying for you and your family. Let me know if there is...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Denise Cochran - Mount Pleasant, SC
“My dear friend Jim,you were my best friend and buddy on Yahoo 360 and on Facebook!! you stood behind me and always told me to keep my head up and...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Julie Owen - Pine Bluff, AR
“My prayers our with you and your family. May God grant you peace and comfort.
21 of 29 | Posted by: Rita Bradshaw
“Our dearest condolences to you and your family.
23 of 29 | Posted by: Carrie & Andy Casson
“Candy, I am so sorry to learn of your husband's passing. Condolences to you and your family.
24 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy McGee - Goose Creek, SC
“Mr. James - I am so sad to hear that you had to leave us to tell your jokes to some other folks a little higher up. I will miss you dearly although...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Jaynie Little - Friend
Julie and I are are saddened by this news.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
I met your dad and mom only a few times, but...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Mike and Julie Harrington - SC
“Army Ranger's Lead the Way received a small token of my gratitude for service to his country and for being the loving husband of my co-worker Candi...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: John & Yasmina Corcoran - SC
“Even though we were only friends online my husband and I thought a lot of you. May you rest in peace my friend. You will be greatly missed by those...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Sherry and Jeff Roberts - LA
James Arthur Gray, 74, of Goose Creek, SC, husband of Naomi "Candy" Gray died Thursday, January 10, 2013. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road at 5:00 pm. The family will receive friends Tuesday following the service at Stuhr's Northwoods Chapel until 7:00 pm. Burial services will be held Wednesday January 16, 2013 in Beaufort National Cemetery at 11:00 am. Memorials may be made to Ranger's Lead the Way, P. O. Box 281, Manhasset, NY 11030.
James was born August 5, 1938 in Manhattan, NY, the son of the late Arthur Gray and Ruth Berg Gray. He was retired from the Department of Defense as a Cost Analyst and was a US Army veteran of Vietnam. James was a Past President of the Vietnam Veterans Association, a Civil War Re Enactor and a Past President of the Harley Owner's Group.
James is survived by his spouse, Naomi "Candy" Gray of Goose Creek, SC, sons: Michael Gray, James "Butch" Gray and David Gray, stepchildren: Jennifer Madonna, Marc DiFronzo and Felix Nicolini; grandchildren: Michaela Nicolini, Sophie Evans, Kelsey Gray, Sara Gray, Ryan Gray, Allison Gray and Meghan Gray; great-grandchild, Liana Evans; and his special Service Dog, Ranger. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Peggy Shepski.