George R Gray1928 ~ 2011George R Gray passed away on December 21, 2011. He was born August 29, 1928 to Edward Paul and Ella Mae Nott Gray in Vernal, Utah. Married Iris Marion Shepherd September 1950. They were married 57 years. Graduated from East High School in 1945. Attended the University of Utah.George worked in sales most of his life. He was an excellent salesman. He loved music. Member of the Men's Barbershop Association (SPEBSQSA). He loved to write and he took up painting as a hobby later in his life. Served in the National Guard Reserves. He enjoyed walking many miles with his canine companion Gracie. George touched many lives with his laughter, jokes and sense of humor. He always had a smile to offer and brought joy and cheer to everyone he encountered.Survived by son Douglas (Char); daughter and best friend Janet; grandsons, Dayton (Mary Beth), Austin (Lori) and Eric (Courtney); great-grandchildren, Justin, Gillian, Maggie and Zachary. Preceded in death by his wife, parents and siblings.The family would like to express thanks to the incredible staff at Barton Creek and to South Davis Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages a donation to the Humane Society of Utah.Funeral services will be held Friday, December 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah. Viewing will be held Thursday at the mortuary from 6-8 p.m. and from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service on Friday. Interment Murray City Cemetery.