June 4, 1935 - February 5, 2020 William Hector Gray Sr., 84, of Kannapolis, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. Bill was born June 4, 1935, in Concord to the late James and Maggie Bell Gray. He was also preceded in death by sister, Nellie Barringer. Bill was a lifetime member at First Church of God, where he served on the Board of Trustees, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years. He enjoyed being part of the 55+ Club with Atha, at the church. Bill loved the outdoors, especially fishing and camping. He loved sports was a lifelong Tar Heels fan. Bill was a loving husband, father, Paw-Paw and brother. He will be forever loved and greatly missed. Survivors include wife of 64 years, Atha Lefler Gray; daughters, Angela (Rick) Gray, Pamela (Ron) Totherow; son, William (Holly) Gray Jr.; brother, Jimmy (Betty) Gray Sr.; sisters, Frances Morris, Margaret Hartman; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, officiated by the Rev. John Lindsay. Burial will follow at West Concord Cemetery, Union Cemetery Rd., in Concord. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cabarrus. Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord www.hartsellfh.com

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