Charles Gray Obituary, Death- On Monday, September 18, 2023, beloved Shepherdsville resident Charles Adrian Gray died quietly at 80 in his home. Charles, from Hardin County, led a full life and left a legacy that will be remembered. Charles proudly served in the U.S. Army and retired from Ambrake after a great career.
The natural outdoors was his passion. He loved the outdoors and found peace in nature. Charles was a hunter, fisherman, and wildlife caregiver who regularly fed birds and fish. His love of nature showed his respect for basic pleasures.
Charles loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He brightened their lives as a kind grandfather. He loved taking them on wild four-wheeler trips, making memories for years. Parents Garland F. and Alberta Mitchell Gray, longtime friend Ruby McKenzie, and sister Linda Faye Page predeceased Charles Adrian Gray.
His lovely daughter, Kristie Denise Kelly (Danny) of Lexington, will always remember him. Charles’ three brothers—Terry Lee Gray (Vickie), Albert Walter Gray (Columbia), and Kenneth Neil Gray (Sandra) of Lexington—live on. Mason and Ella Statom, his beloved grandchildren, survive him.
Charles adopted Ruby McKenzie’s children, Sherrie Bowman (Doug), Debbie Graham, and Zorrana Dicesare (Jeremy), along with his own. He loved his 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, who will always remember him. Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown will hold Charles Adrian Gray’s funeral at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
Doctor David Dick will lead the memorial service for a life well spent. Charles will be buried in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens after the funeral, complementing his love of nature. Charles’ family and friends can gather at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to share memories and find comfort in their community during this sad time.
Charles Adrian Gray left a legacy of love, humor, and world appreciation. He will be remembered for his military service, career accomplishments, and generosity to those who knew him. Family, friends, and the natural world he loved carry his spirit. We wish him eternal rest.