There will be two celebrations of Ed's life - one in Hermann, Missouri where he grew up and one at our church in Florida. We would love for you to attend if you are able.
Saturday, August 11th, 1 - 5 pm
VFW Hall, 108 State Highway 100 W., Hermann, Missouri
Tuesday, August 14th, 2 pm
Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church, UCC, 107 16th Avenue, St. Pete Beach, Florida
We wanted to share with you Ed's obituary, which will appear in the Hermann paper:
Edgar William Gray passed away early Thursday morning (August 2nd) in the comfort of his own bed surrounded by his family. He was 71. Ed was the son of Elmer and Leona Gray (later Engemann). He grew up in Hermann and attended Hermann High School and the University of Missouri.
Memories of Ed and his love will forever shape the lives of his surviving wife, Bonny (Paneitz) Gray, his daughters, Amanda and Heather, his grandchildren, Max and Leon, and all of those who were blessed to have known him.
Ed enjoyed sports all of his life from basketball at Hermann High to golf in Florida where he and Bonny retired 10 years ago.
He also took pride in being an active part of his church community. He began as a member of St. Paul's choir and ended as church president at Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church in Florida.
During his working years, Ed managed pharmaceutical plants for Pfizer. His work led him to live and build friendships in six different states, finishing at the company's headquarters in New York City. Some of his former colleagues are among his best friends to this day.
Ed served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was stationed on Midway Island where he made life-long friends that helped him celebrate every major birthday for the last 20 years.
Ed traveled the world with his family and friends. He visited 5 continents in his lifetime and in his final days took pleasure from remembering his family trips.
Once again, thank you for your support during this difficult time.
Bonny and family