Robert A. Gray, 92, of Clyde, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in his home.
He was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Huron County, to Harry and Stella (Miller) Gray.
Bob graduated from Attica High School in 1939. He began his education in Siam's one-room, brick school house. Bob served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. His military unit was part of the initial invasion of Northern Africa and Sicily. He had worked in the tool crib at the Whirlpool Corp for 40 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clyde, a life member of the Clyde VFW Post 3343, a life member of the Attica American Legion Post 260, a life member of the Clyde Eagles, and the Fremont Moose. Bob enjoyed dancing and playing softball. He was an avid bowler for over 68 years and loved horseshoes. He was a member of the Sycamore Horse Shoe Club, Fremont Horse Shoe Club, and the National Horse Shoe group.
On June 27, 1953, he married Edith E. (Mowry) and she survives in Clyde. Also surviving are his son, Robert B. (Carolyn) Gray of Vickery; four grandchildren, Jake (Kris) Gray, Emily Gray, John (Amanda) Gray, Elizabeth (Frank) Zuccala; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin Gray.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde. His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at First United Methodist Church, Clyde, with Rev. Ray Kovach officiating. Burial will follow in McPherson Cemetery. Military graveside services will be provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, or Hospice of Memorial Hospital.
Condolences may be shared at auxterfuneralhomes.com.