Dr. Paul's Story
Dr. Paul H. Gray, 90, of Ashland, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Dr. Gray was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Uxbridge, Mass., a son of the late Homer and Rose Morin Gray.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Oney Gray; and two sisters, Ruth Myers and Debbie Cnossen.
Dr. Gray was fondly called Doc by friends. He was a loving husband, father and friend. He was a charter member of the Ashland Plaza Church of the Nazarene and was very active in the church all of his life. He served as a youth leader, on many boards and helped start the Work and Witness program, of which he went on several mission trips serving as a dentist. He always strived to serve the Lord in any way that he could.
Dr. Gray obtained his undergraduate studies from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., and completed dentistry school at Tufts University of Dental Medicine. He was a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Gray practiced dentistry in Ashland, for more than 46 years. He started his practice in the Mayo Mansion before moving to his Lexington Avenue Office, from which he retired.
He is survived by his sons, Dr. Paul E. Gray and wife Kim of Ashland, Dr. Charles Gray and wife Carol of Greenwood, S.C. and Daniel Gray and wife Mollie of Silver Springs, Md.; a daughter, Pamela Bowman and husband Todd of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Paul Gray and wife Becca, John Gray and wife Sarah, Allie Hill and husband Nate, Tyler Bowman, Chelsea Ledbetter and husband Andy, Shelby Johnson and husband Brian, Taylor Gray, Matilda Gray and Joshua Gray; five great-grandchildren, Nathan Gray, Lydia Gray, Elizabeth Gray, Annie Gray and Katie Gray; a sister Joan Keller; and his caregiver, Mitzi Davidson.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Plaza Community Church of the Nazarene with The Rev. Don Dunlap officiating. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland with full military rites.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101 or chospice.org.
Steens Funeral Homes in Ashland are in charge of arrangments.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 22, 2017