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Gray, Robert L.
Robert L. Gray, age 76 of Galesburg, Illinois died at 6:04 A.M. on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois.

He was born on January 21, 1937 in La Fayette, Illinois the son of Clyde and Margaret Clarke Gray. He graduated from La Fayette High School in 1956. After high he went into the United States Air Force and served as Air Force Police. He married Carol Irwin in Hawaii and later married Joan Jacobson on September 30, 1989 in Burlington, Iowa. She survives of Knoxville, Illinois.

Surviving are his sons: Jim Gray of Wataga, Illinois, John (Nancy) Gray of Galesburg, Illinois and two grandchildren. Also surviving are his step children: Wendy (Dennis) Barnes of Galesburg, Illinois, Kim (Chris) Qualls of Charlotte, North Carolina and his step grandchildren Ryan Luna, Noelle Barnes and James and Sydney Qualls. His sister, Betty Hoots of Knoxville, Illinois and several great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Robert Butch Gray and two grandchildren, Jake and Cherish.

He worked as a truck driver for ADM, Carlson Trucking and Renzenberger. He also worked as a salesperson for Walt Dagen.

He enjoyed playing cards and was an avid football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois, with the funeral service following at 7:00 P.M. Rev. Don Reynolds will officiate. Memorials may be made to the family. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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