Ralph Douglas Gray


Ralph Douglas "Doug" Gray, 74, husband of Mildred Gray, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Community Living Center of The VA Medical Center in Lexington.
Doug was born in Richmond, Kentucky on April 14, 1945, to Wade and Irene Turner Gray, both of whom preceded him in death. He was the second oldest of nine children. He attended Waco Elementary School and was a 1964 graduate of Madison Central High School. Except for the time spent in the Military, he was a lifelong resident of Madison County. Doug was retired from The Madison County School System. He was of the Holiness faith and was a member of The Old Path Holiness Church.
Upon graduation from high school, Doug enlisted in the U.S. Army. Most of his three years were spent as a long distance truck driver in Europe. This experience allowed him to travel extensively throughout all the NATO Countries. He often reflected upon this time as a highlight of his early years. He was honorably discharged in 1967.
Doug was married to Mildred Cain in 1967. They have one daughter: Michelle Gray Haigh (Jason); three grandchildren: Logan, Chelsea and Dalton Haigh all of Madison County. Additionally, he is survived by six siblings: Naomi Prather, Teresa Combs (Billy), Randall Gray, Larry Gray, Billy Gray (Paula), all of Richmond and Michael Gray (Sally) of Lancaster. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by two brothers: Wayne and Gary Gray.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday at The Old Path Holiness Church, 3253 Old Irvine Road, Richmond with Rev. Marvin Marshall and Rev. Anthony Cruse officiating. Burial will follow in The Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 PM Thursday at The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 328 West Main Street, Richmond and after 10 AM Friday at the church.
Pallbearers will be: Kenny Neal, Roger Thomas, Randall Scott, Logan Haigh, Dalton Haigh and Darrell Northern.
Serving as an honorary pallbearer will be: Chelsea Haigh.
Doug loved life and was a friend of many. His recent interests included travel, fishing, and any activities that his grandchildren were involved in.
Published on May 7, 2019
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