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In Memory

Frank J. Gray - Class Of 1965

Frank J. Gray

Frank James Gray Sr. (April 2 1945 - June 26, 2021)

Frank James Gray Sr. fondly known as Butch, was born on April 2nd, 1945 in Philadelphia PA. to Walter and Alice Gray, and had three siblings: Rebecca, Eleanora and Billy.

When Frank was 12 years old, his Mother passed away and he moved to Trevose, PA. where he lived with his Uncle Elwood and Aunt Melba Preston. He later relocated with his Aunt Eleanora and Uncle Robert Webb in the same community. It was there that he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, where he joined the Junior and Senior Choirs.

Frank attended Bensalem High School and Bucks County Technical School and starred on the Track and Field and Wrestling teams. He graduated in 1965, acquired a commercial driver’s license and began a career in truck driving. In 1965, Frank also married Lena (Nee) Donnell and sons were born from the union.

Frank worked hard all his life . Although he loved truck driving, his favorite job was as a security guard at the now defunct Willow Grove Amusement Park in Willow Grove Pa.

In the early 1970’s, Frank relocated to Van Nuys, CA, where he continued his career driving long distance for C&M Transfer Company. Frank also supplemented his income working security in the city of Los Angeles.

Most recently, and until his retirement, Frank drove long distance for Bellway Moving and continued security in Pacoima, CA.

Frank is survived by his sons, Frank Jr (Debbie), Sheldon (Melanie) and Sean (Stephanie); nine grandchildren: Truan, Justin, Trevell, Terae, Sean Jr, Seth, Shane, Saige, and Tarly’s along with a host of family and friends.

Bob WebbShel Gray

 
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04/07/22 04:04 PM #1    

Joan Anne Gallagher (Gottsabend) (1965)

RIP Jim. Sympathy to family & friends 🙏🙏🙏

04/08/22 04:06 PM #2    

Gordon A. Larson (1965)

Rick and I grew up with Butch in the Trevose area, Linconia/Concord Park.  We played baseball at Ricky Loy's farm and around the whole area. Great guy!  Rest in peace Butch! "the Twins"


04/09/22 10:21 AM #3    

David Clee (1964)

I can not say enough about my good friend Jim gray , I wrestled with Jim monday through friday 4 to 5 months a year for two years we had great times in the wrestling room together and i have great memories of our times together  Jim was a great guy and over the years i always wondered how he was doing . I last saw him around 1976 he had come back to visit from calf.Rest in Pease my pal 


04/09/22 04:20 PM #4    

Pat Loy (Loy) (1965)

So sorry to hear about Butch's passing. Butch was a great guy and a razor sharp athlete,I spent many days on the ball fields with him.Played basketball at the court in concord park with Butch.Miss you Rick


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