Cecil Victor Gray, Jr., 89, of Pinehurst, ID, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great and great-great grandfather, and brother, passed away on October 5, 2023. Cecil was born on September 21, 1934 in St. Maries, ID, a son of the late Cecil and Delia (Gilman) Gray.
After graduating from Kellogg High School, Cecil enlisted in the US Air Force where he served as an engine mechanic. He married Alice West at the Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene, ID and the couple shared 58 years of marriage together. Cecil had worked various jobs throughout the Silver Valley, but most notably was his time as the custodian for McDonald’s in Kellogg. He retired two years ago and will be remembered as a hard-working man who worked his entire life.
Cecil liked to talk to anyone who would listen and his stories were legendary. He also enjoyed airplanes after his time spent in the Air Force.
In addition to his parents, Cecil is preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Woolf; and a brother, Jim Gray.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Alice Gray of Pinehurst, ID; two sons, Bruce Gray of Kalispell, MT and Laverne Gray of Vancouver, WA; three daughters, Jacqueline Calhoun of Smelterville, ID, Susan LeMasters of Lewiston, ID, and Kim Greenlee of Dreary, ID; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kirby Gray and Gary Gray.
At Cecil’s request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be planned for a later date.
To send Cecil’s family messages of condolence, send a sympathy card, or to order a floral tribute, please visit www.shoshonefuneralservice.com. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Gray family with arrangements.