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Joyce Knox Gray

May 4, 1928 — September 8, 2022

Joyce Knox Gray, 94, died Thursday, September 8, 2022 in Johnson City, TN.


Joyce was born in Phenix City, AL, and had lived in Johnson City since 1975. She was a daughter of the late Jim and Laura Knox of Columbus, GA.


Joyce was an employee of Johnson City Schools for 25 years, serving as the school secretary at Fairmont Elementary and Towne Acres Elementary Schools.


She was an active member of Central Baptist Church, where she served on numerous committees and also served as a deacon. She taught Sunday School classes for many years.


Joyce was a dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteer for many years. During her retirement, she greatly enjoyed China painting as her hobby.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Chaplain Lee Gray, and her brother Jimmie Knox.


Survivors include her 5 children: Elizabeth Vines, Little Rock, AR; Bonnie Cook (Rob), Weaverville, NC; Beverly Halperin (Dan), Forest Grove, OR; Paul Gray (Kathy) Piney Flats, TN; and Cathy Carlomagno (Matthew), Decatur, GA; 11 grandchildren, Kristen Pashchuk, Adam Cook, Mark Simpkins, Ellar Cooper, Joy Halperin, Jonathan Simpkins, Meredith Halle, Jeremy Halperin, Hannah Mortimer, Abigail Gray and Lee Rachel Carlomagno;12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Special thanks to the staff of Dominion Senior Living and Avalon Hospice.


The family of Joyce Gray will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Central Baptist Church. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM.


Joyce will be interred with her husband at Mountain Home National Cemetery in a private family ceremony.


In lieu of flowers, donations kindly accepted to Meal on Wheels: www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org


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Saturday, October 8, 2022

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Mountain Home National Cemetery (Historic)

53 Memorial Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37684

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