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James “Clayton” Gray

Funeral services for Mr. James “Clayton” Gray will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Victory Baptist Church in Mount Juliet with Bro. Chuck Groover officiating.  Interment Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation Friday 4-8 PM and Saturday after 1 PM at Victory Baptist Church.

Mr. Gray, age 86 of Lebanon passed away July 13, 2022, at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

Born May 27, 1936, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late James Hayward Gray and Irene Foutch Gray.  He was a 1954 graduate of Lebanon High School.  He grew up at Laguardo Baptist Church, and helped start Hobson Pike Baptist Church and Webb’s Chapel Baptist Church.  He was a charter member of Victory Baptist Church.  As a young man, he started working at Dupont, and later for Crescent Furniture.  He retired as General Plant Manager from T.R.W., where he had worked for thirty five years.   He had served on the Wilson Bank & Trust Advisory Board, the Wilson County Fair Board for fifteen years, and the Laguardo Utility District for over fifty years.

He is survived by his wife of sixty six years, Robbie Lain Gray; two children: Pam (Mike) Hardin and Terry (Glenda) Gray; six grandchildren: Deanna (Troy) Rogers, Alan (Rachel) Hardin, Joey (Jennifer) Hardin, Jake (Jessica) Gray, Logan Gray, and Alex (Preston) Young; eleven great grandchildren: Chase Birdwell, Rylee, Reese, and Ralyn Rogers, Alli & Noah Hardin, Andrew & Anna Kate Hardin, Tate & Gabe Gray, and Augie Young; two sisters: Lou (Julian) Stone and Jean (Conway) Stockton; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1777 Tate Lane, Mount Juliet, TN  37122.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Judy Dalton says:
    I am so sorry for the loss of Clayton. He sure changed my life that February in 1971. Prayers for all the family.
  2. Betty Dowdy says:
    Sorry to hear of Clayton’s passing, so many memories working with him at TRW. Thoughts and prayers for his family.. ❤️
  3. Johnny and Rhonda Pruitte says:
    To the family of Mr. Clayton:
    He was a wonderful man, a careful thinker, a gentleman wherever he went, and mostly a good Christian man. Whenever I was around him, he always thought on his words before speaking and was considerate of others. He loved his family and God has now given him his reward. He will be sadly missed. Keep looking up, keep your eyes on Jesus.
  4. Lynnae Fisher says:
    Clayton always made me feel welcomed! He always spoke to me making sure I was doing ok and didn’t need anything. He always put a smile on my face. My heart breaks and I will miss him down here but rejoice in knowing I will see him again!
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  6. Tilford Elkins says:
    Clayton showed us all how a gentleman is supposed to conduct himself. He measured his words when he spoke, offered encouragement at the proper time, and yet could offer a better way to behave when he encountered Ill-mannered people. His generation laid a good foundation for all of us to follow. Terry and family, do not be sad; Dad is in Heaven helping the Almighty God to prepare the way for us to follow. That is what Clayton did best. He led the way. Robbie, he is not gone; he is simply away for a while. We’ll see him later. Love you all.
  7. Haywood Barry says:
    So sad to see Clayton’s obit. He was a good man. We were in High School together. Later we both worked for Ross Gear. Everyone their liked Clayton. He was a kind manager. I know he will be missed. Our condolences to his family. Haywood Barry
  8. Larnie Lasater says:
    I was saddened to learn about the passing of Mr. Gray.A fine Christian man,husband,father and grandfather. I always enjoyed conversations with him no matter the topic.He will surely be missed here on earth but he’s in a heavenly place .Praying for the family.
  9. Pam Hardin says:
    Thank you all for your sweet comments and prayers. He was a wonderful father and will truly be missed by our whole family.