Earl Lloyd Gray
April 29, 1925 ~ July 22, 2015
Viewing: Monday, July 27, 2015 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS 8th Ward, 139 East 300 North
Funeral services: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Brigham City LDS 8th Ward, 139 East 300 North at 11:00 a.m.
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
Brigham City- Our loving husband, father, uncle and friend, Earl Lloyd Gray, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Earl was born on April 29, 1925 to Ida Ball and Lloyd Bertram Gray in Lehi Utah. Earl was raised in Lehi and graduated from Lehi High School. During his High School years, he lettered in tennis and football like his son Brent. After High School, Earl was drafted into the Marine Corps and served during WWII. Following his service he utilized the G.I. Bill to further his education at Brigham Young University, where he graduated with a Master’s of Science in Chemistry. While attending BYU he met Amaryllis Gaither (Billie). They married on June 4, 1948 and a year later were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple by Apostle Harold B Lee. After graduating from BYU he moved to Washington State to pursue his PhD in Chemistry. During this time he was offered a job with Convair in Fort Worth, Texas. Soon after moving to Texas Billie and Earl were blessed with Pamela and later on Bryan. In 1958 Earl accepted a position with Thiokol as Material Development Manager. The family relocated to Box Elder County. They lived a few months in Bear River City and then rented on the West side of Brigham, while waiting the completion of their new home on 500 East. In 1959 they received an early Christmas present with “Baby Brent.” Earl is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. He served in many callings, scout master, M.I.A., Sunday School Superintendent and Priesthood teacher. During his time as Scout Master he was proud of his son Bryan for getting his Eagle Scout. Earl was also a coach for his boy’s in Little League baseball & football. His teams competed in the State tournaments and he was a well loved coach. Earl is survived by his wife, daughter Pamela (Tony) Hodges, and two sons Bryan and Brent (Jill); 3 grandchildren Ashley, Trekker & Jamie; 11 great-grandchildren; Sister, Carma (Dale) Price. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bob. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Brigham City LDS 8th Ward, 139 East 300 North at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday at the church prior to the service from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County. Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com
I met Mr. Gray when he was our football coach in Brigham City Little League. I was on Brent's team. I learned a lot about football, teamwork, sportsmanship, doing your best, and winning is worth the work. I have great memories of that time. I had, and still have great respect for Mr. Gray. Condolences and best wishes for your family.
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Earls family! From the moment I met Earl, I knew I had met a man filled with kindest beyond compare. He always had a smile for everyone. Earl is going to be missed deeply, by many. It was a great honor to get to know him. R.I.P. Earl.