Died: Fri., Oct. 8, 2021


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 15, 2021
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Fri., Oct. 15, 2021
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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Ronald Lee Gray was born on December 11, 1937, in Des Moines, Iowa.  He went to East High School in Des Moines and studied at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.  He was a good athlete, even attending Cubs tryout camp in July of 1950.  As a musician, he played alto sax and often joined the band at his father’s Sepia Club in Des Moines.

Ronald moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1963 to marry Jean Smith.  Their union spanned the years and they were blessed with the births of three.  He began work at Indiana Bell in 1965, eventually moving to New Jersey to work at AT&T where he retired in 1992.  Ronald moved back to Indiana in 2001.

Ronald  and his wife were member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Carmel.

On Friday, October 8, 2021, at the age of eighty-three  years nine months and twenty-eight days,  Ronald  left this world to be with the Lord. 

Ronald Lee Gray leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 58 years, Jean Smith Gray; daughter, Jennifer (Derrick) Eley and twins, Kristen Sharma and Christopher Gray; two     grandchildren, Sejal Sharma and Kiran Sharma; sister, Dyanne Looper; sisters-in-law, Frances Goldberg and Margaret Francis, a host of nieces, and nephews, cousins, and friends.


We hold you close within our hearts

And there you will remain,

To walk and guide us through our lives,

Until we meet again.


Humbly Submitted………..…..The Family


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Brian Carboni
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021

White Rose and Calla Fireside Basket was sent by The Carboni Family.

Tim Cobb
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
Jean... just wanted to express my genuine sadness over Ron's passing. He was a smart, fun, very personable guy... so much fun to be around... many memorable evenings with Ron (and you) at the Melodie or the various Indiana Bell Marketing outings over the years. I don''t recall him ever saying anything bad about another person... a true gentleman. Our thoughts are with you guys.

jeremy and Louis gilliard
   Posted Thu October 14, 2021
Uncle Ronnie's smile, laughter, since of humor and love for family get togethers will truly be missed as well as those delicious barbecue ribs! A pillar of our extended family. Our Deepest sympathy.

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