Obituary: Robert Gray

Robert Gray, 84, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at Halstead Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Robert was born on Oct. 2, 1932, in Larned to Robert and Frances (Burris) Gray.

Robert was married to Joan Schmidt in August 1955. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2011.

Robert graduated from Moundridge High School in 1950. After graduation, he attended McPherson College and graduated from Bethel College. He was an avid sports fan, the owner of Gray Ward Sporting Goods Store and later was employed as an advertising salesman with Shedd-Brown. He was a founding member of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church.

Robert is survived by his children, Kristen (Zane) Johnson and Brian (Debbie) Gray; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan; and parents Robert and Frances.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton. The family will greet friends following the service for light refreshments.

A memorial has been established with Halstead Health and Rehab or Trinity Heights UMC in care of Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.