1914 4th Street. Marysville, WA 98270

James “Larry” Gray December 7, 1942 - December 27, 2020

Larry Gray of Mukilteo, Washington passed away peacefully on December 27th 2020.

Larry was born in Quinton, Oklahoma to Julian and Viola Gray.  He moved to Modesto, California as a young boy.  Larry was a graduate of Modesto High School where he played football.  He married his high school sweetheart Linda June 11th, 1962.  Larry and Linda had two children Tracy and Troy, and they were married 44 years before Linda’s passing on Christmas Eve 2006, in Mukilteo, Washington.

Larry worked in the grocery business for years in Modesto, California, early in his career as a produce manager at Angelos on McHenry Ave and later as a Rainbow Earthgrains breadman serving the greater Modesto area.  He was a devout husband to Linda and loving, supportive father to his children Tracy and Troy.  Larry was a fun, social guy who had a great relationship with many people in the community.  If he wasn’t bragging about his children, he could tell you the latest sports scores.  He loved traveling with his wife and going to casinos.  Larry was an active grandparent and enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren.  Larry spent his later years in Mukilteo, Washington to be close to his son, Troy’s, family.  Larry lived a vibrant life in the Hamptons condos in Mukilteo, WA where he was especially fond of Tina. Larry also leaves behind his small dog Pepper who was always by his side.

Larry is survived by his sister, Linda Kay Click, son, Troy Gray, daughter-in-law, Janette Gray, son-in-law, Leonard Johnson, daughter-in-law, Lisa Johnson, grandchildren; Alexandria Johnson, Isabel Johnson, Nichole Johnson, Isabella Gray/McKenzie, Mason Gray, and Caden Gray, nieces and nephews; Jason Boss, Mitchell Boss, Taja Boss Furoy, Mark Gray, Julie Howell, Brandie Donaldson, Daryl Barnes, and Shawn Boyd.

Larry was predeceased by his daughter, Tracy Johnson, wife, Linda Gray, granddaughter, Amber Johnson, brother, Julian Ray Gray, niece, Dawn Star Dietel, and nephew, Roy Barnes.

At a later date there will be a small ceremony and Larry will be laid to rest at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, CA where his wife Linda Gray, daughter Tracy Johnson, and other family members are buried.


  1. Leo Gallagher says

    Larry was a great man with a fun sense of humor. We will see Larry again in Heaven.

  2. Barbara Vannet says

    Thinking of you all with love. I will miss Larry’s stories.

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