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Gary Scott Gray

April 2, 1964 - November 16, 2021
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Ruston, LA 71270
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Friday 11/19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ruston, LA 71270
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  Lieutenant Colonel Gary Scott Gray, age 57 of Ruston, LA, passed away November 16, 2021, after a month long battle with pneumonia.  He had also been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since the summer of 2020. Scott was born in Monroe, LA to Ernest and Ruth Gray.  He grew up in Monroe,…

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Aubrey Mitchell left a message on March 10, 2022:
My Deepest prayers go out to Scotts family, Scott was my brother in law, he and I served together in Iraq, he was a fine officer and a great man. I know he leves a huge void in this world, but Heaven gained an Angel. R.I.P Scott, you will not be forgotten
Lincoln Ennis left a message on January 14, 2022:
Col. Gray was a very special to me. He was just like a father to me. We met when I was a sophomore in high school and to this day I still remember the first question I asked him. Col. Gray took me under his wing and a lot of the advice and leadership qualities he instilled in me I use today. I will never in my life forget this man. Although I lost contact with him after I graduated. I never forgot him. Rest In Peace Colonel. May God Bless you and your family..
Zachary A Ogden left a message on January 11, 2022:
Colonel Gray was the only teacher/instructor at Dyer County High that made my time there bearable. He was one of the most outstanding men I've met in my life so far and he was an inspiration to me and everyone else who knew him.
AUSTIN S Pyles left a message on January 11, 2022:
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Snyder Kota left a message on January 11, 2022:
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Robert Barnes left a message on January 11, 2022:
When I first visited Dyer County High School I was jrotc transfer and got to meet him and ever since then he helped me with everything in jrotc to help me make myself home
Alundria Burdette left a message on January 11, 2022:
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Troy Cangelosi left a message on November 22, 2021:
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MG(R) Bennett Landreneau left a message on November 21, 2021:
LTC Gray was an outstanding officer. He demonstrated caring leadership at all times, looking out for his soldiers. He enjoyed training soldiers and seeing to their welfare. He was a calm proficient leader.
Destinee Brown left a message on November 20, 2021:
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COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan Washispack left a message on November 20, 2021:
It is the “Soldier” In Memorial Honor to LTC Gary Scott Gray US Army and Louisiana National Guard It’s the Soldier, not the pastor/preacher, who has given us freedom of religion and worship. It’s the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It’s the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It’s the Soldier, not the demonstration organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble and demonstrate. It’s the Soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It’s the Soldier, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote, ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It’s the Soldier, Who salutes the Flag, who serves beneath the Flag and whose coffin is draped by the Flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag. The American Soldier does not serve and fight because he hates who is in front of him; he serves and fights because he loves who is behind him. ETERNAL REST GRANT HIM O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM.
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Mikayla Morris left a message on November 20, 2021:
Lieutenant Colonel Gray was my SDI in high school and the things he taught me made me a better leader and a better person. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Ricky Phillips left a message on November 20, 2021:
Sad to hear. I haven't seen Scott in quite awhile. I served with him in the 527 before and after Desert Storm. My prayers go out to you.
Michael Steen left a message on November 19, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Scott’s family! I’m so sorry to hear about his passing today. He was a great friend and officer that I severed with in the J4 at Camp Beauregard! I always remember him continuously reheating the same cup of coffee throughout the day maybe topping it off with some fresh coffee. He did like watching movies too which we would do on the night shift from time to time when we could. I regret not staying in touch with him but will always have fond memories of the time I severed with him!
Brice A Dolden left a message on November 19, 2021:
I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Lieutenant Colonel Gray. He was my SDI during my two years of JROTC at EHS. He was a great man and a huge part in where I am today. When he left the school, It felt empty without him. I know there's not much I can say, but he was my favorite teacher in the entire school. He will be dearly missed by every cadet that was under his command
Chris Willis left a message on November 19, 2021:
Ame, I'm so sorry for your loss of Scott. Scott and I were friends at work while he was at Willamette. My daughter Kristi and Mackenzie were friends at a young age. I met you once, although you may not remember me. We came to visit y'all at your house one evening many years ago. May Scott be with God. He was a genuinely good man that I wish I had stayed in touch with more.
Karen Bates left a message on November 19, 2021:
I am so sorry for the loss of Scott. He was just a tiny bit older than I, a cousin, but sadly we never got rot meet. I am grateful for his many years of service. Your family is my prayers.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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