Howard James Gray (15 Feb 1955 - 1 May 2019)

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Funeral Service

Location
Christadephian Hall Vicarage Street Nuneaton CV11 4AY
Date
20th May 2019
Time
2pm

Burial Details

Location
Thornton Church Yard Church Lane Thornton LE67 1AA
Date
20th May 2019
Time
3.30pm

In loving memory of Howard James Gray who sadly passed away on 1st May 2019 at Glenfield Hospital in Leicestershire.

Howard's death has been a complete shock to the whole family and was very unexpected. Howard was the transport for his grandson Hayden for his weekly football training and all football matches. On Wednesday 1st May, Hayden and his team (Market Bosworth) had got through to a semi-final match when Howard felt ill and collapsed.

The cause of death was Ischaemic Valvular and Hypertensive Heart Disease and family were told by the coroner that he would not have known he had this condition as it is very difficult to diagnose and were no symptons that gave the family any indication that he had this heart condition. Instead of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, Howard's family would very much appreciate it if you would consider a memorial donation to the British Heart Foundation. If you would like to make a donation in Howard's memory, please use the button above.

However you knew Howard, you will know he was a quick witted, loving, warm and gentle man who would do anything for anyone, especially his family. So protective of his family, he was generous and loyal and will be missed more than we can say. One of his biggest pleasures in life was football, in particular his lifelong support for Birmingham City Football Club of which both grandson's will no doubt continue with this support on his behalf.

Howard and Gwen set up their own business in 1989 called Logo Promotions selling promotional merchanise. Over these 30 years of having the business Howard and Gwen have made many close friends (suppliers and customers) within the promotional gift business including times of being able to employ both of their children, Leah and Ben.

Some of you may be aware that Howard and Gwen lost their son in a motorcycle accident 9 years ago and we find comfort in the fact that Howard will be buried with Ben at Thornton Church Graveyard on 20th May 2019.

After the burial we will be going to Market Bosworth Football Club for refreshments and a chance to get together with friends and family, and share memories of Howard.

Stewart Heeley donated £31.50 in memory of Howard

In memory of a true gentleman. I only ever knew Howard as a business contact but he was one (of very few) that I genuinely had lots of time for and enjoyed speaking to. Having known him for more than 13 years he will be very sadly missed by both myself and a close colleague who also knew him.

I didn't know until reading Howard's obituary that we are both passionate Blues supporters and it saddens me that I didn't know this before as our conversations would have been even more lively.

RIP Howard, you will be sadly missed.

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Julian Tarratt donated in memory of Howard
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Richard Smith donated in memory of Howard

Rich cid and family. Xxx

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Michael Reece donated £10.50 in memory of Howard

What a lovely,kind man

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Nik Glenn donated £15.75 in memory of Howard
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les&jill glenn donated £20 in memory of Howard

taken far too soon many condolences

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adrian Briley donated in memory of Howard
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Phil and Jayne Crossley donated in memory of Howard

May God bless all who mourn for Howard. He was a lovely man with a lovely family. We will always remember the kind and compassionate way that he conducted the funeral service for my mother with all his words showing his faith in God. All those listening were comforted and given hope for the future when Jesus returns. With our love to all the family.

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Phil and Jayne Crossley wrote

May God bless all who mourn for Howard. He was a lovely man with a lovely family. We will always remember the kind and compassionate manner that he conducted the funeral service for my mother, with all he said showing his faith in God. Those listening received comfort and hope for the future when Jesus returns. Our love to all his family.

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Phil and Jayne Crossley wrote

May God bless all who mourn for Howard. He was a lovely man with a lovely family and we will always remember his kindness and deep sympathy in the way he conducted the funeral service for my mother. His faith in God really shone through his words, giving all those present comfort and hope for the future when Jesus returns.

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Brian HILL donated in memory of Howard

Howard was my 'Best man' at my wedding and I at his. He was my 'Best Man' all my life. A wonderful friend and a lovely human being. May God bless his family. Howard and I shared a great hope in Jesus Christ. Jesus said to Martha his friend,"I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even if they die." God willing I will see my lovely friend again, in Jerusalem. Until then, goodnight and God bless.

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Tom and Wendy Burns donated £40 in memory of Howard

Such a sad loss.

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Hans Laubis donated £100 in memory of Howard

We are all so saddened and shocked by the news of Howard's death. We have lost a good friend and business associate. Our deepest sympathies go out to Gwen and family.

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Terry Ball wrote

So sad, my sincere condolences to Gwen and all the Gray family. I feel privileged to have known Howard

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Terry Ball donated £31.50 in memory of Howard

Happy to donate in memory of Howard

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David Daniels donated £50 in memory of Howard

Sorry for the loss!

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Lydia Hill donated £42 in memory of Howard
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Gwen Gray wrote

This man has been my life for 44 years, we have had trials and tribulations most would not be able to comprehend, he was the love of my life from 17 years old, and now I have live without him, I have Billy our dog who has been unsettled but a great comfort to me, security and company!

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Sarah Jane Wright donated in memory of Howard

I’ll miss you Uncle Howard❤️

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Mario and Michelle McLaughlin donated in memory of Howard

Howard will be missed by all. Our condolences to family and friends

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