Freddie Lee Gray. 79, of Canton, went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, October 6, 2017. He was born in Autaugville, AL., on September 15, 1938 to the late Lee and Lizzie Gray. Freddie retired from Timken Company in 1999 after 32 years of service as a steel worker. He enjoyed fishing, was well equipped in knowledge on how to fix things, helping people financially, and a list of "if you want to know", ask Fred. He was also called "The Rock", and if you knew him and how he rolled you would understand why. Freddie will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Lee Gray; brothers, Prince and Jesse Gray, his sisters, Matilda Williams and Mary Carter.
He leaves his daughter, Regina Bryant; two sons, Kenneth C. Williams and Gregory L. Williams; a special relative, Dan (Geneva) Lindsay; sisters, Essie (Eugene) Miller, Barbara Gray-Williams, special close friend, Lois Bryant, Mabel Cheatham and Barbara Davis, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a host of other nephews, nieces and friends.
Funeral services will be this Friday at 11am at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Elder Kenneth Williams is officiating / eulogist. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10am to 11am on Friday at the church.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Freddie's special care givers Dennis Mastin and Marilyn Burrows along with Senior Caring services, Laurels of Massillon, Grace Hospice and to Pastor Herbert Carpenter pastor of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Special thanks to: Reed Funeral Home for handling arrangements.
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Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 821 The O'Jays Pkwy NE Canton, Ohio 44705 C/O The Gary Family