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.
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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.