Obituary for Harold Gray
Harold Duane Gray
Harold Duane Gray, 87, of Metamora, Michigan died on Thursday December 7, 2017. He was born on December 15, 1929 in Flint, Michigan to Frank and Cathyrn (Barry) Gray. He married his High School Sweetheart, the love of his life Phyllis Lee Beckwith in Otisville, Michigan on October 8,1949. Duane was a Production Operator at Air Reduction Products and Michigan Acetylene. Duane travelled with Phyllis for many years in their motor home to Florida and participated in many Horseshoe Throwing Tournaments. He loved life on the Lake in Metamora for 52 years and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and he enjoyed more than 26 years of snow bird months in Florida. Duane was a volunteer firefighter, deer hunter, loved to sing, hard worker and he made friends everywhere he went. His love for music, especially country and Irish was shared with all who visited him. He spent many of his later years enjoying life in Florida and Michigan with family, enjoying his music, and playing bingo. Duane, always a sports fan, knew who was playing who in the sports world and the final scores.
Duane Gray is survived by his children, Kathy (Stan deceased) Kossowsky, of Margate FL, Nancy (Bob) Frazier of Coral Springs, FL, Cheryl (Tim) Machak of Metamora, MI, Tim (Jeanne) Gray of Coral Springs, FL and Scott Gray of Coral Springs, FL. Grandchildren Nick Machak, Katie (Pete Policastro), Rebecca (Steve Curtis), Jason (Ali) Gray, Erin (Derek) Bill, Taylor (Dana) Gray and Devon (Sammy) Gray, Tara Gray, Amy Gray Lavadinho, Tyler Gray. Five Great Grand Children, Connor, Preston, Rylan, Sophie and Peyton. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, son in law Stan, brother and sister in law Manley and Gladys Baldwin and parents Frank and Cathyrn Gray.
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Life Story for Harold Gray
In Loving Memory of a dear friend and neighbor
On December 7th, 2017 passed away here in Coral Cay.
Duane (and his late wife Phyllis) winter vacationed here from 2010 for many
years at the corner of NW 65th Ave and Colonial Dr. in the "peach colored"
Duane was seen and greeted by many that drove past or dog walked their
dogs as he sat on his front porch with his Detroit banners flying for the
Tigers, Lions and Redwings teams. He always had a friendly “Hello” to
anyone that passed by his place.
He played his country western music both day and night which we could hear
Johnny Cash and others thru his XM radio stations float thru the air.
Duane was a very kind soul that had many interesting stories and of his
beloved Michigan. He would show us his family photos and tell you of the
newest addition to the Gray's family tree to which Duane was a Great
Grandfather. He also had sunflowers growing in his garden or on his porch,
loved his flower garden too.
Duane loved going to Bingo and was seen there with his sons Tim, Scott or
daughter Nancy as well as other family members. He would be seen with his
Detroit ball cap on and enjoying the piano music before Bingo starts. He was
pretty lucky at playing Bingo here (or at the Four-Corners Bingo), Duane had
his favorite front table to sit up by the stage at Bingo.
Duane is survived by his children, Kathy, Nancy, Cheryl, Tim, Scott and his
many Grand Children and Great Grand Children.
Here's to you Duane… may you play the many Bingo's up there and win every
one of them and enjoy your country music too!! We will miss seeing you on
A Memorial Service will be held
Tuesday December 12th, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm
Savino Weissman Funeral Home 2950 SR 7 (441), Margate, Fl. 33063