Harry Lee Gray

Harry Lee Gray, 80, of Edinburg, died Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at his home.

He was born December 22, 1934 in Warrenton, son of the late Steve and Estelle Waddell Gray.

Mr. Gray served in the United States Army from 1956 -1961 with the 46th infantry and was stationed in Munich, Germany for 3 years and was in the reserve for two years afterward. He worked for Dwyer Plumbing in Alexandria as a truck shop foreman for 22 years. Also he worked for Rocco Farm Foods in Edinburg as a lead mechanic for 18 years and retired from there. He was also the park manager part-time at Lamberts Mobile Villa in Edinburg for 18 years. His favorite bosses was the late William Lambert and owner now Jerry Lambert.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sally Jane Deitz Gray July 14, 2005.

He is survived by his loving companion, and his pride and joy, Carolyn Helsley.  Surviving is a special nephew, Mike Gray of Woodstock. Also surviving are Carolyn’s children, Vickie Burkett and her husband Jeremy who he loved as his own daughter and son, Christopher Helsley and his wife Angie of Mt. Jackson and Crystal Funkhouser and her husband, Wayne of Florence, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild who he loved as his own. Also surviving is his loyal German Shepard, Molly.

A funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson  with Pastor Randy Whetzel officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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