A memorial service was held on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the American Legion in Langdon for David Gray, 71, of Fargo, and formerly of Langdon and Walhalla, who passed away August 22, 2019, at Bethany Retirement Home in Fargo.
David Wayne Gray was born October 25, 1947, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to Evelyn (Ziegler) and Vincent M. Gray. He graduated from Woodbridge, N.J., High School and upon graduation, enlisted in the US Air Force serving his country for over 20 years. He retired in 1986 at the rank of TSGT. After retiring from the Air Force, he attended NDSU-Bottineau and received a degree in garden care management and floral design. He spent his time doing landscaping, gardening, lawn care, and snow removal. He was also custodian of the cemetery in Langdo for many years. He lived in Langdon and Walhalla until he entered Bethany Retirement Home in Fargo. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post #98 in Langdon. He was a member of the VFW, DAV, and Wounded Warriors. David was a true patriot. He was also a member of the Cavalier County Search and Rescue Team. He was a skilled crafter, working in many mediums. His talents included leather, wood burning, painting, and pen and ink drawings. He was a member of the Brush Bunch in Walhalla for 15 years. On July 29, 1983, he married the love of his life, Lori Fischer, of Langdon.
In addition to his wife, Lori, he is survived by his two daughters, Sarah and Jessica; sister Margaret (Wayne) Nodes of Forked River, N.J.; brother Tom (Lori) Gray of Port Ritchie, Fla.; and four grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Free Urns For Vets at P.O. Box 689, Anoka, MN 55303 or Wounded Warrior Project.
Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.brooksfuneralhomelangdon.com.