ROYAL CENTER — Harold Gray, 76, Royal Center, passed away unexpectedly at 5:54 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born July 22, 1937, in Cass County, he was the son of the late Ballard and Huldah (Gordon) Gray. On Dec. 20, 1957, he married Phyllis Lind; she survives.
Harold was a 1955 Royal Center High School graduate and attended Purdue University.
He was an active member of Center Presbyterian Church in Royal Center where he had served as an elder and church treasurer. Harold was currently serving as teacher of the adult Sunday school class. One of Mr. Gray’s talents was presenting programs portraying biblical characters. After the programs, he loved socializing with the people.
His hobbies included woodworking, golf, bowling and gardening. He was an active member of the Royal Center Lions Club where he was currently treasurer of the organization.
Harold enjoyed teaching people how to make Iris Folded greeting cards. He worked with a group from church making cards for the shut-ins of the church.
He and his wife Phyllis loved hosting a cider making party at the end of apple season and enjoyed bringing together Center and Bethlehem churches for the event.
Harold formerly worked at Retail Credit Company in Logansport, Community State Bank in Royal Center, State and Savings Bank in Monticello (which is now Wells Fargo) and People Savings and Loan in Monticello. He also formerly served as treasurer of Presbytery of Wabash Valley at the Geneva Center in Rochester.
He was an avid sports enthusiast and was a member of North Central Indiana Officials Association. He had been a cross country and track and field starter for more than 50 years and basketball official for over 25 years.
He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events as well as all sporting events at Pioneer High School where he enjoyed working with the youth. Harold also enjoyed playing cards and board games with family and friends.