Charles Thomas Gray age 69 of Jacksonville passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021 at his home wife his family by his side. He was born in Lyons, Georgia to the late Mr. George Thomas and Betty Sue (Groover) Gray on August 1, 1951. He would proudly serve an extensive career with the United States Navy as an underwater welder and would continue his work in that field after his departure from the military. He was stationed in Scotland for ten years and was last stationed at Mayport before retiring. He later had stints at the Jacksonville Shipyards, as well as with Atlantic Marine. Charles’ hobbies included fishing, bowling, and going to the dog track. He loved to spend time with family and was very involved with his kids’ sports teams and games as they grew up. When his grandchildren were born, they became his world, and he loved every minute that he had to spend with them.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Daniel Gray.
He is survived by his beloved wife of thirty years: Vickie Gray of Jacksonville; children: Billy (Kristen) Wright of Fleming Island, Lacy Wright of Jacksonville, and Eric Gray of Mississippi; grandchildren: Makenzie and Caroline; brother: James (Marianne) Gray of Lyons, Georgia; sister-in-law: Cindy Gray of Lyons, Georgia; as well as other extended family members and friends.
Memorialization will be by cremation and services in Lyons, Georgia will be under the care of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia.
Hawke M.T. Forbes and H.M. “Hank” Forbes Jr. of Forbes Funeral Home are honored to assist the family with arrangements. “With Your Family In Mind”. (904) 259-4600. Please leave your condolences for the family in the online guestbook at www.forbesfuneralhome.net.