David Gray, 71

David Gray, 71, North Manchester, died at 5:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at his home.

He was born Sept. 24, 1947, in Huntington to Ralph T. and Lola M. (Runkle) Gray. He married Sue Kester on June 18, 1994. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Shannon R. (Dick) Tracy, Wabash, and Heather (Tony) Spencer, Royal Center; a son, Matthew Gray, Logansport; a sister, Lora Emmerd, Mexico; grandchildren Devin, Catherine and Eric Tracy and Ethan and Jacob Spencer.

Mr. Gray He graduated from Manchester High School in 1965. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he was a Navy diver then retired from the Navy after 10 years as a machinist mate. After discharge from the Navy he was a maintenance engineer and supervisor for various companies. He was a member of the American Legion Post 402, Laketon, for 23 years. He enjoyed fishing, mechanical, and carpentry.

He and his wife were owners and operators of the D&S R.V. and Marine Transport in North Manchester, for 13 years, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the Christian Church in Liberty Mills.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114, North Manchester. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the mortuary.

Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Animal Shelter.

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Posted on 2018 Oct 16