Roy Lee Gray
April 9, 1937 -
January 14, 2020

Visitation

January 16, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

January 17, 2020
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Roy Lee Gray, age 82, of Taft, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Hudgins and Rev. Billy Langford officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Cemetery.
Roy was born on April 9, 1937 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Eugene Gray and Erlean Crabtree Doss. He worked for CFW, Amana Manufacturing and was the owner of Roy & Roger Western Apparel. He served in the United States Army and AirForce before retiring as Master Sergeant in 1974. He was a member of Kirkland Baptist Church. Mr. Gray passed away on January 14, 2020.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Lane Gray; daughters, Lee Ann (Chad) Bradley of Taft, TN and Cindy (Mark) Ballew of Fayetteville, TN; son, Christopher Lynn (Robin) Bevels of Taft, TN; grandchildren, Jamie and Andrew Fultz of Morristown, TN, Corey and Whitney Ballew of Fayetteville, TN, Wesley, Branden and Robert Bevels, and Tony Lee Bradley; great-grandchildren, Charleigh Paige Ballew, Lincoln Fultz, and Harrison Bevels; and brother, Billy (Patsy) Gray.
Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Higgins Funeral Home.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Roy Lee Gray.

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34 Comments

  1. Buddy and Sandra Stout

    Dear Gray Family,
    May you find comfort in knowing that many people cared deeply for Mr. Gray. He was always kind and neighborly with us. Keep your good memories of him and remember those memories always. God bless and keep all of you.

    Reply
  2. Frank Baker

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. There’s no words I can say that will make you feel better. May you find comfort knowing that Roy has gone to a much better place. Our thoughts and prayers are going up for you and the family.

    Reply
  3. Rita King

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have known yall a long time. He engraved quite a few belts for me. May God bless all of you. Yall are in my prayers.

    Reply
  4. Billy, Cindy Langford Frances Gibson

    praying for God’s comfort at this time for all of you -we enjoyed the times we spent with you all and especially when we were right next door-he certainly loved his family

    Reply
  5. Ray McNatt

    We are all so very sorry for y’all’s loss .
    Mr. Roy was a great man who I enjoyed seeing every day I came in to the store.
    Praying for y’all also.
    Ray McNatt

    Reply
  6. Maria

    Roy Rogers! We would always get boots, hats, and belts there… he was a great men and an awesome business owner. Rest In Peace.

    Reply
  7. Connie Glazener

    Know that I’m thinking of your family during this most difficult time and that I care.

    Reply
  8. Mona Payne

    I am truly sorry to read this from Illinois.
    I’d be there if I could. 🙁
    My deepest condolences for your loss. You and your family are all in my prayers as you go through these difficult days ahead. . 🙏 🙏❤️

    Reply
  9. Mike McAlister

    So sorry to hear this . To all of Roy’s family I pray for you peace and comfort. Roy had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed the times I was in his company.

    Reply
  10. JoanYarbrough

    My deepest sympathy to you Mary Ann and family. May you find comfort in all the precious memories you have of your life with Roy Lee. We loved him he was a special friend to us. RIP Roy Lee. You will be missed.

    Reply
  11. Sandra Lancaster

    For Chris and Robin so sorry for y’alls loss y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days God bless you all

    Reply
  12. Sandra Lancaster

    Chris and Robin I am so sorry for y’alls loss I will have y’all in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come God bless you all

    Reply
  13. Jeff Lathan

    Dear Mary Ann, I am so sorry to see this. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and all the kids.

    Reply
  14. Jerry Gentry

    Mary Ann and Billy and Families. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and God’s Blessings be with you all.

    Reply
  15. Brenda Edwards

    So sorry to hear this and let me know if I can do anything.

    Reply
  16. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    So sorry to hear about your loss…

    Reply
  17. Carolyn Barnes

    Mary Ann so sorry to hear of your loss.May God give you & your family the strength you will need in the days ahead.

    Reply
  18. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    So sorry to hear of Mr Roy passing…

    Reply
  19. Jerry and Sandy Lancaster

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time

    Reply
  20. Judy Holt

    Praying for the family love yall sorry to here this

    Reply
  21. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Mary Ann and Family, We always enjoyed our many visits at the store with Mr. Roy. Praying that God and your many wonderful memories will lend you comfort.

    Reply
  22. Lynn Brown

    Mary Ann so sorry for your loss ,you and your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  23. Karen Nave

    Praying for you all!! He was a great man!

    Reply
  24. Lisa Laney

    Cindy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  25. Tony and Lereca Swinford,Dewayna,Phil Shelton

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Reply
  26. Hilda Marty-Mann

    Mary Ann and Billy so sorry to hear about Roy. Prayers for all of the family.

    Reply
  27. Dana Groce

    So sorry. My prayers are with you.

    Reply
  28. Judy Stafford

    Mary Ann and Family, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of Roy Lee. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. With love, Judy

    Reply
  29. Gail Craft

    Rest In Peace Roy. You will be so missed. You kept everybody straight Everyone loved you dearly. Deepest sympathy to all.

    Reply
  30. Annette Scott

    Condolences to the family during your family

    Reply
    • Wanda and Bob Williams

      Mary Ann and family and Billy and family, We are so sorry for your great loss of Mr. Roy. May you find comfort and strength in the days and months ahead. He was a man of wisdom and always a joy to talk to when you saw him. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

      Reply
  31. Judy Strope

    Mary Ann and Billy and Families,
    So sad to hear about Roy. Prayers for strength during this time.

    Reply
  32. Rickey Honey

    Sorry for loss and prayers to family

    Reply
  33. terry Bain sr

    May God bless and take care of his Wife and family.

    Reply

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34 Comments

  1. Buddy and Sandra Stout

    Dear Gray Family,
    May you find comfort in knowing that many people cared deeply for Mr. Gray. He was always kind and neighborly with us. Keep your good memories of him and remember those memories always. God bless and keep all of you.

    Reply
  2. Frank Baker

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. There’s no words I can say that will make you feel better. May you find comfort knowing that Roy has gone to a much better place. Our thoughts and prayers are going up for you and the family.

    Reply
  3. Rita King

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have known yall a long time. He engraved quite a few belts for me. May God bless all of you. Yall are in my prayers.

    Reply
  4. Billy, Cindy Langford Frances Gibson

    praying for God’s comfort at this time for all of you -we enjoyed the times we spent with you all and especially when we were right next door-he certainly loved his family

    Reply
  5. Ray McNatt

    We are all so very sorry for y’all’s loss .
    Mr. Roy was a great man who I enjoyed seeing every day I came in to the store.
    Praying for y’all also.
    Ray McNatt

    Reply
  6. Maria

    Roy Rogers! We would always get boots, hats, and belts there… he was a great men and an awesome business owner. Rest In Peace.

    Reply
  7. Connie Glazener

    Know that I’m thinking of your family during this most difficult time and that I care.

    Reply
  8. Mona Payne

    I am truly sorry to read this from Illinois.
    I’d be there if I could. 🙁
    My deepest condolences for your loss. You and your family are all in my prayers as you go through these difficult days ahead. . 🙏 🙏❤️

    Reply
  9. Mike McAlister

    So sorry to hear this . To all of Roy’s family I pray for you peace and comfort. Roy had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed the times I was in his company.

    Reply
  10. JoanYarbrough

    My deepest sympathy to you Mary Ann and family. May you find comfort in all the precious memories you have of your life with Roy Lee. We loved him he was a special friend to us. RIP Roy Lee. You will be missed.

    Reply
  11. Sandra Lancaster

    For Chris and Robin so sorry for y’alls loss y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days God bless you all

    Reply
  12. Sandra Lancaster

    Chris and Robin I am so sorry for y’alls loss I will have y’all in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come God bless you all

    Reply
  13. Jeff Lathan

    Dear Mary Ann, I am so sorry to see this. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and all the kids.

    Reply
  14. Jerry Gentry

    Mary Ann and Billy and Families. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and God’s Blessings be with you all.

    Reply
  15. Brenda Edwards

    So sorry to hear this and let me know if I can do anything.

    Reply
  16. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    So sorry to hear about your loss…

    Reply
  17. Carolyn Barnes

    Mary Ann so sorry to hear of your loss.May God give you & your family the strength you will need in the days ahead.

    Reply
  18. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    So sorry to hear of Mr Roy passing…

    Reply
  19. Jerry and Sandy Lancaster

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time

    Reply
  20. Judy Holt

    Praying for the family love yall sorry to here this

    Reply
  21. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Mary Ann and Family, We always enjoyed our many visits at the store with Mr. Roy. Praying that God and your many wonderful memories will lend you comfort.

    Reply
  22. Lynn Brown

    Mary Ann so sorry for your loss ,you and your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  23. Karen Nave

    Praying for you all!! He was a great man!

    Reply
  24. Lisa Laney

    Cindy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  25. Tony and Lereca Swinford,Dewayna,Phil Shelton

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Reply
  26. Hilda Marty-Mann

    Mary Ann and Billy so sorry to hear about Roy. Prayers for all of the family.

    Reply
  27. Dana Groce

    So sorry. My prayers are with you.

    Reply
  28. Judy Stafford

    Mary Ann and Family, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of Roy Lee. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. With love, Judy

    Reply
  29. Gail Craft

    Rest In Peace Roy. You will be so missed. You kept everybody straight Everyone loved you dearly. Deepest sympathy to all.

    Reply
  30. Annette Scott

    Condolences to the family during your family

    Reply
    • Wanda and Bob Williams

      Mary Ann and family and Billy and family, We are so sorry for your great loss of Mr. Roy. May you find comfort and strength in the days and months ahead. He was a man of wisdom and always a joy to talk to when you saw him. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

      Reply
  31. Judy Strope

    Mary Ann and Billy and Families,
    So sad to hear about Roy. Prayers for strength during this time.

    Reply
  32. Rickey Honey

    Sorry for loss and prayers to family

    Reply
  33. terry Bain sr

    May God bless and take care of his Wife and family.

    Reply

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