Gray, Ernest Beattie (Birchwood)

Sunday, November 26, 2017
Ernest Gray
Ernest Gray

Ernest Beattie Gray, 82, of Birchwood, Tennessee, passed away on November 21, 2017.

He was born on August 28, 1935 to the late Glenn and Glennie Gray. Ernest was a lifelong resident of this area. He loved woodworking, hunting, fishing, and racing cars. 

In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by his brothers: Glen J.R. Gray, Marvin Gray, Franklin D. Gray; sisters Pearl Cantrell, Leona Howard, Betty Martin, and Pauline Lewis. 

He leaves behind to cheirsh his memory three sons: Michael Wayne Gray (Melissa), Doyle Lynn Gray, (Tammy), Keith Gray (Gina); daughters: Peggy Cooper (Rex), Wilma Boggs (Buddy), Rhonda Gray; grandchildren: Steven Cooper, Stephanie Frank, Christopher Johnson, Josh Colton Gray, Emily Shyenne Gray, Lucas Boggs, Makenna Gray, Leslie Gray, Milia Gray, Alyssa Gray, and Dominic Gray; six great grandchildren. In addition to these, he leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends. 

The family will recieve friends from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Companion Funeral Home located at 2419 Georgetown RD NW, Cleveland, TN. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, at Companion with interment to follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 12 p.m. with Charlie Massengill, Timmy Williams, Doyle Gray, Shyenne Gray, Guy Johnson, Ricky Gray and George Ford serving as pallbearers. 

You are invited to share a personal memory of Ernest or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Gray family with these arrangements.



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