Lee Roy Gray, 81, of Baltimore, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at home surrounded by his family.
Lee was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Long Island, Alabama, to the late Beatrice and James Gray.
He joined the United States Air Force and served his country as a military policeman for 20 years.
After retiring, he continued his work as a Sheriff’s deputy and investigator for the Dade County Sheriff’s Office in Trenton, Georgia. Lee retired from the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, where he also served as a deputy, jail administrator and investigator.
He was an officer for the Bass Masters Club in Pickaway County, was a competitive fisherman and played guitar.
Along with high school sports, Lee was a fastpitch softball pitcher and football player for the United States Air Force teams.
He earned an associate’s degree in business and criminal justice from The Ohio State University.
Lee is survived by his wife, Phyllis Gray of Baltimore; daughter, Cindy Gray of Baltimore; son and daughter-in law, Mark and Jessica Alexander-Gray of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and daughter and son-in law, Susan and Graig Barnett of Baltimore; grandchildren, Taylor and Mason Barnett, Elizabeth and Caden Alexander-Gray; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Michael; twin brother, Ray; his beloved dog, Ginger; and 18 brothers and sisters who resided in Georgia. He was also preceded by several fish he caught throughout the years!
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Johnson-Smith Funeral Home in Baltimore. Burial will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estate in Reynoldsburg. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal