Lewis P. Gray, 80, went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2022. He was born in Jacksonville, NC to his parents, Fountain Parrott Gray and Lona Mae Humphrey. Lewis graduated in 1960 from Maury High School in Maury, NC. He was an excellent student and was a class officer. Lewis moved to Virginia and graduated from the Newport News Apprentice School. Lewis worked in the Newport News Shipyard as a Personnel Manager. He left the Shipyard and opened his own construction company.
Lewis had a heart for helping people and was always available. He received awards for distinguished service through the Hampton Roads Jaycees, including being honored as one of the top five outstanding Young Virginians in 1973. He wrote the grant for Meals on Wheels and built a swimming pool for Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Newport News.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 37 years, Jane; 4 children, Jeff Gray (Cindy), Susan Charnock (Mike), Susan Nuttycombe (Graham), Chuck Norris (Nini); 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; his sister, Joyce Dixon and his brother, Ervin Gray, both of North Carolina. Lewis loved and enjoyed his family and friends!
Lewis will be laid to rest at St. Luke’s Historical Cemetery in Smithfield, VA. Burial and A Celebration of Lewis’s Life will be private. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.