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Memorial Service

Bacon's Castle Baptist Church
Saturday May 14th, 2022

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Glenn Russell Gray

Glenn Russell Gray of Surry, VA passed away on Friday at the age of 75.

Glenn, who never met a stranger, was a huge presence to everyone who knew him. Generous with his time, always willing to help a friend and never afraid to get his hands dirty, Glenn could spin a yarn in such a way to make even Mark Twain jealous. Born in a Navy hospital in Philadelphia and raised in Yorktown, VA, his life, and work took him all over the country, eventually returning to the Tidewater area in 2007. A 1969 graduate of Virginia Tech, Glenn remained a student for the rest of his life, always looking for new things to read and new lessons to learn. An avid golfer and hunter, Glenn loved to be outdoors working on his yard and dispensing amateur medical advice that usually concluded with ‘brown liquor and sex.’

Glenn is survived by his wife of 53 years Jackie, 3 children and 7 ‘knucklehead’ grandchildren. Kirk and his children J.R., Brennan, Aidan, Cooper, and Kennedie, along with their mother Brandy live in Wadsworth, OH. Keith and his wife Sara live in Woodbury, NJ with their 3 puppies. Daughter Kelly and her husband Adam live in Floyd, VA with their children Eli and Ethan. He is also survived by his 3 siblings, Jason (Emily), Charmaine and Todd. We would be remiss if we did not mention his lifelong friendship with Charles Duckworth (Edwina).

A great husband, father and friend, Glenn was a man whose life will have a lasting impact on all who know and love him.

Memorial Services will be held at Bacon’s Castle Baptist Church on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. We would also ask that anyone who has a good Glenn memory or story, or just wants to share a message with the family, please send an email to: GRGstories@gmail.com. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Glenn Gray

Dan Spurlock Jul 12 2022 8:23 PM

Always enjoyed seeing Glenn & Jackie on the beach! Our condolences.

Ken Ewan May 30 2022 10:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenn Gray

Sandra Williams Harris May 16 2022 3:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenn Gray

Gary Collins May 14 2022 1:55 PM

It took only a few moments for Glenn to leave a lasting mark. Although I only recently met Glenn, his words, actions, and spirit brought enormous strength and comfort to my grieving heart following my brother’s passing. The richness of Glenn’s soul has forever touched my life. Blessings to Jackie, Kirk, Keith, Kelly and his entire family.

Susan Nodeen Farr May 14 2022 10:26 AM

I have many wonderful memories of the good times spent at work and at play with Glenn in the 45 years or so that I have known him. These thoughts will remain with me always. He will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathies to Jackie and family.

Jack Perkinson May 13 2022 5:37 PM

Our condolences to Glenn's family and many friends. I will miss Glann, a wonderful person. We particularly enjoyed sharing his humor and political messages.

Ken & Nancy Carr May 13 2022 4:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenn Gray

Ken & Nancy Carr May 13 2022 4:43 PM

It was an honor to go to work for Glenn in 1998 during his time at the Del-Tin Plant in El Dorado AR. He was our start-up plant manager, and a very good one at that! It was even more of an honor to get to know him well enough to share a duck hunt or two with him along the way!
My hear felt thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jamie Dumas May 13 2022 4:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenn Gray

Lisa Grona May 13 2022 3:50 PM

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