Joshua Michael Gray

May 28, 1980 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 43) 43 Years Old

Joshua Gray Obituary

Joshua Michael Gray, 43, passed away March 1, 2024at his home.

Born May 28, 1980 in Alton, he was the son of Dawn (Smith) Gray of Alton and the late Lawrence Randy Gray.

Josh was born an athlete and was great at everything he did. Playing pool and poker were two of his biggest passions and hobbies. He was skilled in many trades and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a master electrician and a right-hand man at MIDCO Painting with his brother-in-law Travis.

Among being a hard worker and great friend, Josh loved being outdoors and adventurous and going on many different kinds of trips. He loved camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and golfing. If you know Josh, you know he'd always make you smile-either with an inappropriate joke or gesture or just with his presence.

But above all, Josh was loyal. He truly touched a lot of people and will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his mother, Dawn Gray; three sisters, Amber Gray, Jessecca Gray, and Amy Gray and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence "Randy" Gray; grandparents, Herman Gene Gray,and Gerald Smith; uncles, Kenny, Mark and Eric Gray, aunt,Gina; and will also be met by his best friend, Joel Bishop.

A Celebration of Life Memorial visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Thursday, March 7 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

A private service will be held with his immediate family at a later date.



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March 7, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marks Mortuary (Wood River)


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