Mr. Gray was born in Greene County and was the son of Ruth Blankenship Gray, Jonesborough, and the late Dennis Leon Gray Sr.
Mr. Gray was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired United States Navy Veteran and also retired from the Jonesborough Police Department.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, camping, reading and watching the Atlanta Braves and UT Vols. He was very loyal to his family and friends.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Heather L. Gray; two sons, Tony L. Campbell (Sharon) and Tommy L. Campbell (Charity); their mother, Marie Knapp; one sister, Pat Richards (Ralph); grandchildren, Loyale Dennise Gilbert, Layden Gilbert, Legacy Gilbert and Lyrick Gilbert, Alexia Campbell, Tierra Campbell, John Paul Campbell, Callie Campbell, Lillian Campbell, Timothy Campbell, Eliana Campbell and Elizabeth Campbell; and a nephew and niece, David Richards and Debbie Bailey.
Funeral services for Mr. Gray will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Jonesborough High School Class of 1959. Condolences may be sent to the Gray family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, (423) 753-3821, is in charge of arrangements.