Farming Agriculture 02

John Lavoy Gray Sr.

September 24, 1943 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 77)


John Lavoy Gray Sr. of Onondaga,

Finished his earthly life on October 25, 2020 at the age of 77. John was born in Enid, OK, September 24, 1943 the son of John and Frances Marie (Lillywhite) Gray. He owned his own Stone Masonry business called John Gray and Sons for several years before going to work for Camshaft for over 39 years. In between working, he loved to farm, bale hay and volunteer with the Onondaga Fire Dept. John enjoyed gardening, canning tomatoes, grilling and spending time outdoors. He was a humble man that loved being with his family and helping others.

John is survived by his children, Bobbie Gray of Onondaga, John L. (Kim) Gray Jr. of Charlotte, Mary Foster of Jackson; grandchildren, Korie (Anna) Gray of Traverse City, Devann Gray of Mason, Shawna (Collin) Benavides of Mason, Drew Smith of Jackson, Evan Foster of Jackson; great grandchildren, Colt Garman and Rowan Benavides; siblings, Gale (Bernie) Steele, Jim (Sue) Gray, Gwen (Roy) Rogers, Kim Scutt. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Connie Graves and Dianne Lokken.

It was John’s wishes not to have services. Please make memorial contributions to the Ingham County Humane Society. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. To share memories with the family please visit our website,

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Lavoy Gray Sr., please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of John Lavoy Gray Sr.
© 2020 Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy