Joseph R. Gray, 86, died June 29, 2019, at the Island Nursing Home in Deer Isle. He was born July 23, 1932, in Brooksville, the son of Donald and Ernestine (Babson) Gray.
Joe worked many years at Snow’s Plumbing and Heating as well as a plumber for Don Stewart. He also worked in the Callahan and Blue Hill mines. He was a member of the World Wide Church of God. Joe loved working in the woods and being with his family. He looked forward every fall to his hunting adventures with a group from Isleboro.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph D. Gray and wife Andrea of Cape Rosier, David Gray of Prospect; five grandchildren, James Gray, Rebecca Gray, Emily Wascholl (and her husband, Chad), Kyle Joseph Gray and Kalen Gray, also one great grandchild, Chad Wascholl; one sister-in-law, Miriam Black of Brooksville. Joe was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Emma (Nutter) Gray; a brother, Carlton Gray, and daughter, Vicki Jo Gray.
His service will be held at the Cape Rosier Union Church on Wednesday, July 10, at 1 p.m.
Contributions made in his name can go to the Island Nursing Home, 587 N. Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627or the Cape Rosier Union Church, c/o Helen Condon, 1043 Cape Rosier Road, Harborside, ME 04642.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com