CHESTER GRAY1922-2010CAMBRIDGE -- Chester Leslie Gray, of Winterset, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Oxford Township, to the late Arthur Lilbert and Katherine Leonora (Tedrick) Gray. He attended Moorefield Elementary and received his high school diploma from Buckeye Trail High School in May 2002. He enjoyed the outdoors and horses having spent his life working as a farmer, contractor, forester and stableman. He owned and operated Salt Fork Stables in Winterset for many years. He served his country in the Army during World War II as a Pfc. surgical technician having trained at Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, DC. He was stationed with the 373rd General Hospital. Upon returning from service, he attended Agricultural Trade School in the late 1940s. He was a member of the VFW Kipling Post 7371 and American Legion Post 461. He was also a member of the Salt Fork Baptist Church. He was active in the community serving on the East Guernsey School Local School District Board of Education for 27 years. He was an All Ohio School Board Member of the Southeast Region in 1995. He received the Heritage Farm Award, July 13, 2007, for 60 years of being a member of the Farm Credit Services board and a farmer. He was active in the community serving on the East Guernsey School Local School District Board of Education for 27 years. He was an All Ohio School Board Member of the Southeast Region in 1995. He received the Heritage Farm Award, July 13, 2007, for 60 years of being a member of the Farm Credit Services board and a farmer. He was a charter member of the Antrim Fire Department which began in 1949. He rode and told stories of Bronco Charlie Miller during the Ohio Bicentennial Wagon Train during the summer of 2003. He was a past member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. He hosted the Munsee Delaware Indians Pow-Wow in honor of the brave code talker Indians the served in World War II. He was made an honoree member of the Munsee Delaware Indian Nation, USA, on March 25, 2000, and he hosted the Vision Quest Wagon Train on the family farm. He married Sept. 1, 1945, to the late Marjorie Jane (Hallock) Gray, who passed away March 9, 1999. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Louise Swigart; and two brothers, Harold Lilbert Gray and Richard Gray. Surviving are his children, Karen Sue (Dr. Michael) Williams, Riverview, Fla., Paul A. (Patricia) Gray, Winterset, David K. (Darlene Bania) Gray, Winterset, and Gerald W. "Jerry" Gray, Savage, Minn.; a sister, Pauline Lenora Cornish, Winterset; a brother, Ralph Dougherty, Cambridge; a sister-in-law, Theresa Hallock, Ft. Myers, Fla.; grandchildren, Paula Gray, Corey (Sara Saft) Gray, Mary (Chris) White, Nathan (Brittany Burke) Gray, Angela Gray; step-grandchildren, Mathew (Terri) Williams, Heidi (Clint) Kayser, Susie (Frank) Carano, Tammy March, Bobbie Jo Mann, and Tiffany (Cortney) Talbott; great-grandchild, Miah Gray; step-great-grandchildren, Natalie Kayser, Alicia George, Greg Penwell, Abby Talbott, Gracie Talbott; and great-great-grandchildren, Emma and Jacob. Funeral service was Sept. 2 at the Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Cambridge, with Pastor Floyd Atkinson officiating. Burial followed in the Guernsey Memory Gardens. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey, P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge, OH, 43725; or to the Antrim Fire Department.