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James " J.T. " Thomas Gray

September 24, 1939 ~ February 20, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

 

     Mr. James Thomas Gray, "J.T." age 81 of Barbourville, Kentucky departed this life on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in the UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was born on September 24, 1939 in Knox County, the son of Walter Gray and Autust (Creighton) Gray. On December 15, 1979 he united in marriage with Lenora Gray and to this union four children were born. James was a member of the Trinity Pentecostal Church and had been a coal miner. He was an avid bird watcher and liked to watch UK basketball. He also loved animals and would feed any that came his way.

     He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Autust Gray, and two children, Wendy Napier and Steven Gray, and two siblings, Robert Gray and Flossie Stewart.

    Survivors include, his loving wife of forty-one years, Lenora Gray , two sons, Eric Gray and fiance’ Maggie Mayes and Frankie Gray and wife Cindy all of Barbourville, seven grandchildren, Amanda Rich and husband Brad, Jonathan Gray, Tori Gray, Trenton Gray all of Barbourville, Skylar Gray of Tazewell, Tennessee, Kasey Gray of Ruskin, Florida and Brittany Adams of Barbourville, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Arville Gray and wife Versie of Bimble and a sister, Alamedia Mills of Barbourville. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law and other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.

     Funeral services for Mr. James Thomas Gray will be conducted in the Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mike Grooms, Rev. Tim Hamilton and Rev. Danny Hall officiating. Pallbearers will be Danny Gray, Johnny Gray, Brad Rich, Roger Stewart, Ryan Smith and Vernon Farmer. He will be laid to rest in the Hammons Cemetery at Flat Lick. Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home will be in charge of all arrangements.

     Friends will be received at the Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 12:00 until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m.

     To the family of Mr. Gray, the staff of the Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home would like to offer you our heartfelt sympathy during your time of bereavement.

     Please remember, face coverings will be required and social distancing guidelines of six feet apart will need to be followed during all our services. This is for the safety of our families, visitors and staff.

     To the family of Mr. Gray, the staff of the Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home would like to offer you our heartfelt sympathy during your time of bereavement.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
February 23, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home
2809 South U.S. Highway 25 East
Barbourville, KY 40906

Visitation
Wednesday
February 24, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home
2809 South U.S. Highway 25 East
Barbourville, KY 40906

Funeral Service
Wednesday
February 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home
2809 South U.S. Highway 25 East
Barbourville, KY 40906

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