John R. Gray Jr.

September 6, 2020

John R. Gray, Jr., 68, of Frankfort, Indiana, died on September 6, 2020 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.  He was born on February 4, 1952 in Orlando, Florida to John R. Gray III and Frances N. (Jenkins) Gray.  He married Linda Manning on April 9, 1970 in Vincennes, Ind. and she survives.

John was a 1970 graduate of South Knox High School.  He lived most of his life in Vincennes and moved to Frankfort in 1989.  He was Produce Manager for Dell Farms in Vincennes and worked for 26 years at SIA in Lafayette, retiring in 2017.  He was a member of the Wabash Valley Bass Club and enjoyed fishing, fishing tournaments, and camping.  He loved being by the ocean.

Memorial donations may be made in John’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN  46278.  Click Here to visit the American Cancer Society website to make a donation.  Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort and Clinton County Crematory are honored to assist the family with arrangements.

Visitation and Services

No funeral services are planned. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife: Linda are his Good Friend who was like a brother: Rick Lashbrook of Frankfort; Brother: Ed (Linda) Gray of Vincennes; Sisters: Charlotte Baxter of Florida, Francis “Billie” Gray of Vincennes, and Cathy Christopher of Vincennes; along with several Nieces and Nephews.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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10 Condolences for “John R. Gray Jr.”

  1. Rick and Judy Lashbrook September 9, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Linda, we are so sorry for your loss. John was a great friend for many years. Wishing you Peace and Comfort during this difficult time. If you need anything, Please give us a call.

  2. Donna September 9, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    John was a great human being and a great friend. He will be missed

  3. Patty Keaton Parks September 10, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Linda, I am Judy Lashbrook’s sister. So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Rick & Judy at this time.

  4. Evia September 10, 2020 at 4:47 am

    I love you Uncle Raymond. I am glad that you are now with grandma and grandpa and feeling no more pain. Fish on that wide open lake and catch a big bass for me. Till I see you again I will live my life to the fullest and enjoy every single day I am here. It’s never goodbye it’s see ya later. I love you and I miss you.

    Evia Greene

  5. Denise McCord September 10, 2020 at 5:32 am

    My condolences to the family. I worked with John at SIA. He was a great guy. Sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers go out to you all.

  6. Brandon Murphy September 10, 2020 at 7:23 am

    I offer my humble condolences to the family and friends of John. I had the pleasure of working with John at Clark’s decades ago and still remember his friendliness, honesty, and decency. He will be missed.

  7. Mark Mullens September 10, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Wishing condolences to Linda and family. John was friend since high school and a friend to anyone who ever meet him! John got me started in the bass club about 40 years ago and I will always have good memories of sharing times together in the boat. Soar high my friend your earned your wings while here on earth. You will be missed by many!

  8. Danelle Williams September 11, 2020 at 9:50 am

    I worked with John at SIA. He was a great friend. He was like a brother to me. We talked about a lot over the years. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. He was truly one of the good ones. He will be missed.

  9. George Harris September 12, 2020 at 8:39 am

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Billie Grey and all of the Grey family. John and I were friends when we were younger. I remember a trip to Illinois for a Boy Scout jamboree.

  10. Marty December 21, 2020 at 8:42 am

    My deepest sympathy goes out to John’s family. I met John at Subaru many years ago. He was one great guy. May God bless his family with peace and love. Marty Utley

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