Henry "Henny" Joseph Gray, Jr.

  • Born: April 20, 1950
  • Died: December 27, 2020
  • Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911

Tel. (410) 658-6030

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Henry "Henny" by adding your memories and photos.

Henry "Henny" Joseph Gray, Jr., age 70, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. He was born on April 20, 1950 in Wilmington, DE to the late Henry Joseph Gray, Sr. and Jean Marie (Ahern) Gray.

Henny was a graduate of Elkton High School class of 1968. He worked as an electrician with IBEW Local #313 for 43 years. Henny moved to Saudi Arabia in October, 1978 and worked as a general foreman for ARAMCO for twenty-two years. He returned to the US in 2000 and traveled internationally supervising many projects as an independent consultant until the time of his death. Henny 's motto was, "If they get me tomorrow, I won!" He often mentioned that he had done it all, that life has been good, and he would only miss his family and friends. Henny was greatly loved and respected and will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Henny is survived by his son, Christopher Joseph Gray and his companion, Michelle; sister: Carol Bennett; brothers: Ronnie, Barry, Jack, and Jerry Gray; grandchildren: Christopher Gray, Jr., Katie Gray, and Harleigh Barnes; great- grandchild, Noah Barnes, and Cassie Gray Blankner. In addition to his parents, Henny is preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Ann Gray.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made payable to "Wounded Warrior Project" and send in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 27, Chesapeake City, MD 21915.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. A life celebration will be held at a later date to honor Henny's life. To send online condolences please visit, www.rtfoard.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

I guess my first message got blown away. I hope this isn't a repeat. To Ronnie, Barry, Jack, Jerry, Carol, Chris and all of your wonderful family - I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I've always admired how close your family is and I pray that closeness will now help you heal and hold onto the good memories with Henny. I have known Henny since high school and off and on over the years. My Mom kept me up to date when he came to her to do his banking. She always just said how good he looked and that he asked for me. One of my fondest memories of Henny and your family were the annual fish fries. I tried never to miss one and brought my daughter and my Mom with me. I just want you to know that Henny was an important person to me and I have always admired your family for how you stick together. Bless you all.

Posted by Susan Hanna - Elkton, MD - Friend   January 08, 2021

RIP Hennie.

Posted by James Beatson - New Castle, DE - Coworker   January 06, 2021

I was blessed to get to spend Christmas 2019 with Henny at his son Chris's house. We had such good conversation and great laughter! He was such a fun guy to hang out with. He loved his family so much and lit up taking about them. I enjoyed hearing about his fun life adventures too! My heart goes out to Hennys family and friends. I just lost my father 13 days before Henny went to heaven. Hold tight to the memories and honor the legend that is Dad.

Posted by Julie Artrip - Orlando, FL - Family Friend   January 05, 2021

In loving memory of a wonderful person. You will be truly missed.

Posted by Buddy Hill - Friend   January 05, 2021

I can hardly believe that you are no longer with us. I know you are with my dad for sure and he is thrilled to see you. There was never a time that you weren't in my life and we always touched base even after years went by. I will miss the old days at Blair Shore and the recent times there too. My thoughts and prayers are with your son, grandchildren, brothers and sister. Love Always, Patty Peel Lupinek

Posted by Patty Peel-Lupinek - Millsboro, DE - Family Friend   January 04, 2021

Henry was great working with you and knowing you, the laughs we had and tricks we played on each other were Brilliant in Safaniya and Tanajib offshore, never forget you ma Bonnie Laddie "Awe ra best" and "God Bless" Jimmy

Posted by Jimmy Churchill - Friend   January 04, 2021

I offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to Henny's family members. I worked with Henny on several projects for Calpine. He was great fun and extraordinary to work with over the years I was blessed to have known him. He offered a crazy sense of humor and always spoke of Chris and his grand children. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Joe Miller - Lincoln University, PA - Coworker   January 04, 2021

Henny you was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by lots of friends that you touched over many years. The fun we all had will be missed. Rest In Peace brother. Prayers and out thoughts are with you. xx

Posted by John Bracken    January 04, 2021

Henny has been a life long friend. Growing up with him and his family has been many years,
sharing our lives throughout, whatever came our way. Rest In Peace Henny. Know that you were loved by all of us

Posted by Margery Smith - Elkton, MD - Family Friend   January 04, 2021

rest in peace my friend


Posted by VAUGHN A VOSHELL    January 03, 2021

To Ronnie, Chris and Family our prays go out to you all, we are here if you want to contact us. Henny, my dear friend, you will be missed by Me and my wife, Chrisy. It was fun sharing good times and plenty memories. Loved having you over my Mom's for the feast of the 7 fishes throughout the years and enjoy the visits when you came up at the pool, Buckley's and our condo in Ocean City. So many wonderful memories I will keep close to my heart.
We will meet again, one sweet day,
Lou and Chrisy Prata

Posted by Louie Prata - Friend   January 03, 2021

My heart goes out to you. Henny always had that great smile and welcoming personality. I know you all will miss him so much. Hugs and love to all.

Posted by Gloria Cox - King George, VA - Family Friend   January 02, 2021

May peace be with you old friend.

Posted by Jack Potter - New Creek, WV - Friend   January 02, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Henny's passing. We're sending our love during this tough time.

Posted by Gene and Peyton Diotalevi - Alexandria, VA - Friend   January 02, 2021

Dear Ronnie,Barry and all of Henney's family,I just can't imagine coming into town anymore and not seeing Henney.So many of us who grew up in Cecil County just loved Henney and his beautiful smile,laughs and words of wisdom. I really just can't imagine not running into him and always having a laughter filled conversation and went away always happy I had a chance to catch up. I just know how you will all miss him so much and I am so sorry . Guess he and his old buddy Arch are going to,liven up heaven. I am in Montana until March or April so I hope whenever you have a memorial service for Henney I will be back in Maryland.PlEase know I am praying for all of you to find the strength to deal with this and live and enjoy all those memories Henney made in each of yours and everyone lives he knew. He left behind many people who will never forget him so in that way he will be living in so many hearts and minds. Take good care of each other❤ Always loved the Gray family , how could you not??? It was impossible..Hugs and kisses to you all.Kathy Fabrizi

Posted by Kathy Fabrizi - Betterton,Md., MD - Friend   January 01, 2021

Our heartfelt sympathies to family and friends. We love you Henny! You will be deeply missed!

Posted by Samantha Martin - Chesapeake Coty, MD - Friend   January 01, 2021

Henny, I still have your 70th birthday invitation in my wallet in hopes we would be able to celebrate you. Thank you for the kindness you extended to my family when we moved to Chesapeake City, and for being a good friend to us. We will miss your stories, your jokes, your generous heart, and the way your smile lit up a room. Rest easy, friend. To Henny's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love and friendship, the Boyd Family

Posted by Amy Boyd - Chesapeake City, MD - Friend   January 01, 2021

So sorry to hear of Henny's passing he will be missed. RIP my friend

Posted by Darlene Jones - Elkton, MD   December 31, 2020

You willl be missed and remembered so dearly my old friend. I can't believe you are gone

Posted by Leslie Kavanaugh    December 31, 2020

Rest In Peace friend. You were one of a kind.

Posted by Steve Linkous - Elkton, MD - Friend   December 31, 2020

So sorry for your loss. So many people who have had the blessing of knowing Henny will certainly miss his dinamic presence and personality. Prayers go out to Chris Cassie and family.

Posted by Cheryl Hartwig - Elkton, MD - Friend   December 31, 2020

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