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Kenneth Wayne Gray

Kenneth Wayne Gray passed away at home on August 8, 2016. Wayne was born, in Midland City, Alabama, in 1947 to Will and Mary Pridgen Gray. He met and married the love of his life, Nelda Merritt 41 years ago. They had 4 children Paul, Pat, Wayne and Linda. Wayne retired from Lance, Inc. and began his own tree service business; Gray’s Tree Service. He was a self – made, independent, hard-working man, who stayed true to his word. A man of that caliber is often hard to find. Even after needing a wheelchair to get around, he was still taking down trees. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. His survivors include his sons Wayne Shipes, Pat Farmer, Sr and his wife Kala, daughter, Linda, as well as many beautiful and loving grandchildren: Kimberly Farmer Miller, (Joey Miller), Pat Farmer Jr.(Bubba), Cameron Farmer, Summer and Cecily Shipes, and Trace McMillan. And four great grandchildren: Rayna, Waylon and Maisyn Miller, and Logan McMillan. Also left behind are his sisters Betty, Darlene and Patricia. He is preceded in death by his wife Nelda Gray and his son Paul Gray, as well as his siblings Billy, Larry, and Judy. In lieu of flowers please send donations to E.T. York Hospice Care Center 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, Fl. 32606 Visitation Services will be Thursday August 11, 2016 from 5 – 7 P.m. at Milam Chapel and a Funeral Service will be Friday August 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Milam Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Forest Meadows East, where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved Nelda.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!