HUTSONVILLE, Ill. —
William Luther Gray, 82, of Hutsonville, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. He was born on Oct. 3, 1931, in Hutsonville, the son of Gerald Gray and Lois Reynolds Gray.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy as member of the Seabees, the Navy’s Construction Battalion from 1950-1953. While in the Navy, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in 1951. In 1949, he came on as an operating engineer with Local 841 IUOE – Terre Haute, and eventually served as an officer of the Executive Board. A 32nd Degree Mason, he was a member of the York Lodge 313 as well as the Danville Consistory. Over the course of his 82 years, he was able to put on the title of auctioneer, fireman, locksmith, as well as televison and radio repairman.
On Aug. 7, 1951, he married Marcella Strole, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage, and she survives. He also is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Marcia Gray of Hutsonville; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Terry Weaver of West Union, Ill., and Lisa and Greg Siverly of Hutsonville; three grandchildren, Chad and wife Stephenie Weaver, Kerri Pruitt and Andy Gray; as well as six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and his grandson, Trevor Siverly.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Hutsonville Cemetery, with Pastor Rick Catt to officiate the service. Military and Masonic services also will be conducted. Goodwine Funeral Home, in Robinson, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared at: