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William C. Gray Jr. was born on January 15, 1947 in Mississippi to the proud parents William C. and Pearl Gray, he was the oldest of six children. At the age of four the family moved to New Haven, Connecticut. Connecticut is where he received his education and graduate from Hill House High School and two years of College at the University of Connecticut. William join the Navy in 1968 was place on the USS Francis Scott Key Nuclear Submarine. He played semi-pro basketball while in the Navy. After completion of the Navy he played basketball for San Jose State where he received his BS Degree. His enjoyment was basketball, football, casinos, and traveling with his wife Clara of 33 years. William had a good life and lived it to the fullest. William was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Pedro. He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted and loving wife, Clara Gray, two children; Danae` and Lillian, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four siblings; Derek, Victor, Tony, and Jose, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.