Jackie Allison Gray
Oct. 14, 1934 – May 6, 2020
Jack Gray, 85, of Chesterfield, VA passed away on May 6, 2020 at his home.
Survivors include his spouse of 52 years, Brenda Gray; children Tracie G. Honaker (Bubba), J. C. Gray and Marc Gray (Zenaida); grandchildren Cameron Gray, Elizabeth Gray, Joshua Gray, John Honaker and Jessie Honaker. He was preceded in death by his son, John Gray; mother Lena Gray; father Sidney Gray; and brother, Jerry Gray.
Jack was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired in 1999 from Hercules (Hopewell, VA) where he held the position of Chief Draftsman. Jack loved to dance (shag). He loved to visit Fat Harold’s in Myrtle Beach and dance the night away with Brenda and fellow shaggers.
A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the current situation with COVID 19. If you wish to express your support and condolences to the family at this time, please drive by the home on Friday, May 8, 2020, between 12:00 and 2:00 PM to give a beep or wave.
Rest in Peace
So sorry to Hear about Jack,Will miss all his jokes at all the beach festivals and SOS.Prayers for the entire Gray Family.
Brenda, so sorry for your loss. Jackie was such a fun person to be around. He will be remembered.
So sorry to read about Jack’s passing. He was always such a fun person to be around. Brenda, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May he RIP.
I remember my high zzz chook classmate, Jackie. What a nice guy he was. Condolences 2the family. RIP.
I remember my high school classmate, Jackie. What a nice guy he was. Condolences to the family. RIP.
We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s death. He was the happiest person at a beach music party. Our condolences to the family
A great dancer & wonderful friend. He always had a kind word & an infectious smile. I will surely miss him. My love to Brenda.
Jack was a special person always would have a way to get you to smile and laugh. Love the Dance. Brenda our prayers are with you.
We are sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was a fun guy and we enjoyed him always telling his jokes. Keeping Brenda and all his family in our prayers. RIP Jack
Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss while celebrating his rest. I will always remember Jack’s laughter and being the jokester. Prayers of comfort for you all.
Brenda – So sorry to hear this news. Jack was a wonderful man and always a delight to be around. He always made me laugh. He absolutely LOVED to dance and the two of you were always so much fun to watch. So many wonderful memories.
Brenda and family, the entire Keeter family is so saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. He was one of those people that you just loved from the first time you met him. Fat Harold’s won’t be the same knowing that Jack won’t be coming in to tell a joke and dance. Brenda, please know you are in our hearts and we are sending you lots of love, hugs and prayers. RIP Jack!!
Kathy, Steve, Wayne, Pam and Cathy Keeter
So sorry for your loss Brenda, I loved watching the two of you dancing together, Jack was a very pleasant person to be around, may he rest in peace
So sorry to hear this me and lee stell are shocked to hear of his passing he will be missed greatly
So sorry to hear of the passing of our friend ,Jack. What a special, happy man. We will miss his smiling face and his jokes and watching him dance with the love of his life!! Love and prayers to Brenda and all his family. He will be missed by a huge group of “shagging friends”.
Our sincerest sympathies on Jack’s passing. He was always such a fun guy any time we were together. So sorry for your loss, but praying he is now resting in peace.
Filomena and Ray Shepperson
Heaven’s gain is everyone left here’s loss. The world is a less happy place without Jack in it. He had such a zest for life, always a kind word, and ALWAYS a joke. Never knew a stranger. I know he’s teaching all the angels his smooth dance steps right now. Brenda, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, but rest easy knowing he’s being taken care of in the best way ever.
Brenda, Tracie and families, the world and dancing community have lost a wonderful guy. Everyone loved Jack, and he will be missed terribly. He’s now “Shadow Shagging.” Every time I hear that song, I will picture Jack out on the dance floor in the wee hours of the morning.
We were so sad to hear about Jack. May GOD put his loving arms around you, comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.
He was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed.
Jackie and Larry Fischer
We are so sorry about your loss. Please be strong so that his soul can rest in peace.
Brenda, Prayers and Love for you and your family during this time. May the smile and joy Jack brought to everyone comfort you in the days ahead. Rest well kind soul.
Time and space will not allow me to say something about all the good times we shared with dancing and music. Jack had that ever present smile and such a funny laugh. We shared many SOS vacations with Jack and Brenda and those memories will last forever.I hope the floor is slick and the music from Cliff will keep you dancing forever.
REST IN PEACE
We met Jack and Brenda when we bought our first home and they were our next door neighbors. We became friends from the start.
Jack was always smiling and loving life with Brenda and his children and many friends. He will be missed by many.
Jack was always a joy to see and put a smile on everyone’s face, will miss him. Keeping you in prayers Brenda in your time of loss
I’m so sorry to hear this news. Jack was always such a sweetheart to me and was such a wonderful person. My condolences to the family.
So sorry to hear if the passing of our friend Jack. He was such a fun person to be around . He always had a joke to make you laugh. We loved to watch him dance with you Brenda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,Brenda and your family.
We are so sorry for your loss and the shag community. He will be surely missed.
Brenda, I am so sad to hear about Jack. What a delightful man. Just seeing him would make me smile, knowing I was going to get a hug and a corny joke. He seemed to truly enjoy people and life. My prayers are with you. Maybe we will see you at the beach and on the dance floor. Hugs
Dear Brenda and family, By God’s love we are praying each of you can find some comfort in your memories of all the good times you shared together with family and friends. We are so grateful to have known Jack’s wonderful smile, endless jokes and shagging dance memories of you and Jack dancing the night away…… Caring thoughts and our love are being sent to you.
Brenda, I just hear from George Holt yesterday of the Passing of your husband, he was a great mentor to me and I will always be grateful. I working for him thru Daniel’s at Hercules Regional Engineering. Rest in Peace brother.