Author Topic: GRAY, Waldo Ernest - b. June 18, 1920 - d. January 10, 2000  (Read 1091 times)


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GRAY, Waldo Ernest - b. June 18, 1920 - d. January 10, 2000
« on: August 17, 2006, 09:26:00 am »
Waldo Ernest Gray, 79, of Howard, Kansas,  died Monday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at the Howard United Methodist Church with Rev. Kibum Kim officiating.  Military graveside services and interment will be held at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

Visitation will be at the Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard Tuesday, January 11, 2000  until 9:00 p.m.  A memorial has been established with the Howard Senior Center, and contributions may be left with the funeral home.

Mr. Gray was born on June 18, 1920 on the family farm near Howard to Asmar and Beryl J. (Ernest) Gray.  He graduated from Howard High School in 1941.

He enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II .  On October 18, 1944 in Emporia, Kansas, he married Neva Jean Bennett, who survives.  After he was discharged from the military in 1947, the couple made their home in Howard.  The couple had two children Trudy Dilli of Wichita, Kansas and John Gray of Towanda, Kansas.

Mr. Gray  owned and operated Waldo's Barber Shop in Howard for more than 50 years and was an active member of the community.  He was a life member of the VFW Post 1186 at Independence and a member of American Legion Carter-Rader Post 149 at Howard.  He was also a member of the Kansas Barber Association, the Howard Chamber of Commerce and the Howard United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife and children, he is also survived by a brother, Jack Gray, of Howard, Kansas;   a sister, Reba Ashley of Fredonia, Kansas; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two step-great- grandchildren.

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