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Elmer Wayne Gray

November 13, 1942 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Elmer Wayne Gray, 79, of Troutville passed away at Lewis Gale Medical Center on September 19, 2022.

A native of Virginia he was born on November 13, 1942. Wayne was the husband of Barbara Slone Gray who survives and the son of James Kenneth Gray and Georgia Simmons Gray, both deceased. Wayne graduated from Blacksburg High School. He retired from Mechanical Development in Salem after many years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael Wayne Gray and wife Elaine of Salem and Jeffrey Todd Gray and wife Debra of Nashville, TN; known as papa to his five grandchildren, Zachary Gray, Meaghan Gray, and Makayla Gray all of Nashville, TN and Ashleigh Gray and Allison Gray both of Salem; and brothers in law and sisters in law; Douglas and Charlene Slone, Evelyn and Vince Clark, and Noel and Sharon Slone.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister in law, Betty East and husband Walter.

The family will receive friends at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 2:00 until 3:00 pm. A graveside service will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park with Rev. Gary Kingery officiating.

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September 24, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lotz Funeral Home Salem
1330 E. Main St
Salem, VA 24153

Graveside Service
September 24, 2022

3:00 PM
Sherwood Memorial Park

Salem, VA


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