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From: "Peter McCrae" <>
Subject: [US-OBITS] GRAY: Harry Lanford Gray 2003
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 20:30:23 -0000


Harry Lanford Gray
cantorjoeocho (View posts) Posted: 14 Jul 2004 6:02PM GMT

Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Gray
Harry Lanford Gray

(07/31/2003) Harry Lanford Gray of Weimar, Texas, died July 27, 2003, in the
Colorado-Fayette Medical Center. He most recently was a resident of the
Parkview Manor Nursing Home. Harry was born April 22, in Cisco, Texas, to
Winnie Mobley Tichenor and Harry Gray. He is survived by his wife, the love
of his life and soul-mate of 48 years, Molly M. Gray; his daughter, Marta
Gray Schrader and her husband, Ben; grandsons, Trey, Matt, and Sam, all of
Weimar; his son, Stephen M. Gray and his wife, Lisa; grandsons, Drew and
Reagan of Boerne, Texas; and his sister, Winifred T. Hall and her husband,
Frank of Austin, Texas; and numerous neices, nephews, great- neices and
great-nephews, all of Texas. When Harry was in high school, his family moved
to Austin and he graduated from Austin High School in 1939, served in the
military during WWII with the ``Flying Tigers'' in China, Burma and India.
He was an active Officer of the Air Force Reserves from 1945 until 1955.
Upon his return home to Austin after the war, he entered the University of
Texas earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and all the
while working for the Texas Highway Department and remaining with the Dept.
for some eleven years. In 1963, he opened his own engineering Company in
Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1976, he sold his company and went into
semi-retirement acting as the City Engineer for Alvin and Angleton, Texas.
He was instrumental as a charter member and officer in organizing the Texas
Association of Real Estate Inspectors. Throughout his professional career he
was active in many philanthropic organizations including Masons, Shriners,
Rotary, Texas-Exes, Wildlife Associations and many others. He was active in
the Episcopal Church all his life -- most recently at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church in Old Town Katy, Texas. He was a faithful member there until
Alzheimers took it's toll and he entered Parkview Manor Nursing Home in
Weimar in 2002. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude
to the staff and nurses there for the very tender and loving care given to
Harry. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 1, 2003, 12:00 noon at
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Katy, Texas, with internment in Houston
National Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that any donations be made to: The Building Fund, St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, 1936 Drexel, Katy, TX 77493. Arrangement by Schmidt
Funeral Home, Katy, TX (281) 391-2424.


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