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Chad Frederick Gray

March 20, 1981 - February 20, 2021
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Brandon Walls

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Chad Frederick Gray

March 20, 1981 - February 20, 2021

Gray, Chad Frederick was born March 20, 1981 and died tragically february 20, 2021 due to an accidental drowning while spear fishing at Saguaro Lake in Arizona.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him as he was known for his generosity and kindness always putting others' needs before his own. He was the son of Cynthia L. (Cullen) Pilson and Dean R. Gray and stepmother Linda Gray. He is survived by his younger brother Nathan R. Gray of Illinois, whom was his best friend and confidant and stepbrothers Michael and Eric Chandler of Massachusetts. 

Chad was a wonderful father to his daughter Natasha whom he adored and who made his eyes light up everytime he saw her, and his son Mateo whom he also adored.  He loved being a stepfather to Trevor whom he enjoyed playing sports with. His children and stepson meant everything to him.  He leaves behind his x-wife and friend Natalia Payne, grandparents Frederick and Anita Cullen and Dorothy Scherenberger along with uncles; Timothy Cullen, Darrell Gray (Maribeth), Danny Gray (Joanne), Darren Gray, many cousins, great aunts and uncles and many friends. Chad was preceded in death by his grandfather Charles D. Gray whom he cherished and his uncle, Benjamin Gray.

Chad served in the Marines from 2002-2006 serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
By trade Chad was a painter but also worked for Casa D'Amore Family Care where he took a personal interest in the boys that resided there and would often take them under his wing, sometimes taking them to meet his mom, go camping, fishing, or just out for a meal.  Chad loved animals and always had a dog or two that you would see either beside him or not far behind.  Chad believed that when you died you were just asleep and that there would be a resurrection of the dead to a paradise here on earth.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to an animal shelter or animal rescue would be much appreciated.

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Rob Matewsky Chad was a good friend of mine in High School. We had a lot of awesome memories together . Rides to the beech , camping , working out , hiking the mountain. It was always an adventure with Chad and he always had your back and new how to push you harder and bring out the better in you. Chad was a good man but he suffered mentally and held a lot in. I think I can speak for myself and lot of my friends who new Chad . We all did a lot of crazy stuff , we wouldn’t of wanted to see our own children do . He made me and I am sure some others to take a good look in the mirror . Life is a gift and can’t take it for granted. Anyone who new Chad well will have a little piece of his spirit to n them for the rest of their lives that’s just how he was . Just wholesome person to know and a good friend of may people. God bless his children and family
9 months ago

Patty Hahn I met Chad one afternoon in Tucson, Arizona. I was visiting his Mom. She introduced me and he gave me a hug. That was so nice and he was very kind and nice! We went out to dinner and Chad and his ex wife aye with Cynthia and I. Such a handsome, nice speaking man! I will miss him. Cynthia, Nathan and family I send my heartfelt sympathy at this tragic accident. I had one of my son's die in an accident and it is so shocking, nothing you were expecting and you feel so helpless. Hold onto each other and your friends and Jehovah will help you most of all! Love you all!
9 months ago

Brandon Walls The first time I met him was at Cynthia's home. He gave me a nice hug. Next time we went out to dinner and he brought his ex wife. He was so nice. I will miss him. And ,I am especially sorry for my dear friend Cynthia. I lost my youngest son to an accident also and it is such a shock. Love to Chad, Cynthia, brother Nathan and grandma and grandpa. The whole family. It will be hard but through Gods help and friends you will see the sun again! Sent by phahn16love@gmail.com
9 months ago

Natalia Payne
9 months ago

Natalia Payne Chad 🥰 There are no words to express what I feel, but you will always be an important person in my heart thank you for everything everything you do for us ♥️
9 months ago

Brenda Wright To all of Chad’s family, What a sad day it is to say goodbye to such a wonderful young man! Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Wishing you peace and comfort during the coming days!
9 months ago

Joseph Palma I have been friends with Chad since middle school. I remember jumping the fence of the house he first moved into to play basketball at harelson. Chad had the heart of a lion and boy he did not like to lose! We would have many battles on the court over the years. Memories I will keep with me forever. Chad was definitely a guy you wanted on your team. A great and loyal friend who would do anything for his friends and family. Someone you would want to go to war with, Literally and figuratively. Which is why he made such a great soldier. I love the nickname his fellow marines gave him “Ruh Roh” always moving fast and occasionally breaking a few things on his way lol. I could have never sold the houses I had without Chad. He painted and did the maintenance on basically all the houses I sold over the years. My condolences go out to his family, he would truly light up when talking about Natasha, Trevor and Mateo. I know that they meant the world to him. I loved Chad Gray and will miss him dearly. RIP my brother.
9 months ago

Desiree Murray Condolences
9 months ago

Desiree Murray Though we only met Chad in the last year or two, it was a pleasure. What a great character with an infectious personality. Consolatory his family and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him.
9 months ago

Lisa Young He was a gentle loving soul and will be missed by many. Our condolences to the family. God gained another angel.
9 months ago

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