Charles A. Gray, age 86, of Philadelphia, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020. He loved his church and was a deacon at New Macedonia Baptist Church for 60 years.

Charles was preceded in death by: his son, Michael Wayne “Shady” Gray; his grandson, Patrick Dalton; his parents, George and Minnie Shults Gray; his brothers, Earl and Glen Gray; and his sister, Evelyn Rogers.

He is survived by: his wife of 63 years, Louise Campbell Gray;

Children, Pam Gray and Brad Gray;

Sisters, Betty Millsaps, Kate Anderson, Carolyn Centers and husband Danny, Pat Smith, and Jama Collins;

Brother, John “Doc” Gray and wife Ruth;

Sister-in-law, Sandra Gray.

Charles is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Services were held for Mr. Gray on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Arrangements provided by Loudon Funeral Home and Cremations.

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