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“My prayers go out to Kevin's family. I met Kevin about 30 years ago through mutual friends. Through the years I ran into him many, many times and it...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Melanie Avery - Newark, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss, I pray the LORD comforts your heart. I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin when he was teaching my son Danny Mcpheron...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Shelley Mcpheron

“Sharon, so sorry to hear of your loss. I live on the corner opposite where you used to live on Fenway. My husband and I were recently introduced to...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Andrews - Lima, OH

“Sharon and family, So sorry for your loss, My brothers and I went to school together with Kevin at Lima Perry Schools. Kevin was one of the nicest...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: crady smith - centerville, OH

“I have known Kevin for 50 years and he was like another brother to me. May you find comfort knowing that others care and mourn your loss. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jessica (Baker) Redd - Lima, OH

“Sharon and family, so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you. Connie Bailey Hime ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Sharon, so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy and Bill Shively - Lima, OH

“On behalf of the Rhodes State College community, please accept our condolences. We celebrate the life of each graduate of Lima Technical College and...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Carole Enneking - Lima, OH

“Kevin has been coming into my coffee shop for about 5 years. Always smiling and as everyone knows, always a joke or two or three etc. I will miss him...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Bobbe Cotrell - Lima, OH

“Kevin and I were good friends for over 50 years. Having Kevin as a friend was like having another brother. My entire family considered him a great...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Malcolm Baker - Lima, OH

“So sorry to hear this, keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: The Castle's - Cridersville, OH

“"SO SORRY TO HEAR OF KEVINS DEATH,ENJOYED COMING HOME AND VISITING AND GOING OVER OLD TIMESS, WILL KEEP THE FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS. IN LOVING MEMORY ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: bETTY SETTLEMIRE - SURPRISE, AZ

“So sorry to hear of Kevins passing it was so sudden" Betty Setlemire {Surprise Arizona} ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Sure will be missed!! Great guy! Sending prayers to the family!!!❤ ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Kirt Emerick - Lima, OH

“I am very saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. I have known Kevin for over 50 years. We met when we were both in 1st grade at Perry School and...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Randy Jones - Beavercreek, OH

“Kevin was a stand-up guy and is truly and thoroughly missed. I knew Kevin for a long time and I value the memories and friendship he has left all of...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Nathan Stahler - Lima, OH


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Kevin K. Gray, age 57 of Lima, died at 5:29 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Care System. He was born November 18, 1959 in Lima, Ohio to Carl C. and Irva Claude Gray. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Lima. On July 22, 2000
he married Sharon Mechling who survives.

Kevin graduated from Perry High School in 1978 and then graduated from Lima Technical College with an Associate Degree. He attended Central Christian Church. Kevin's passions included farming, old cars, collecting antique signs, oil cans, and farm machinery. He loved visiting with people, especially his buddies at the coffee shop and diving into family history. He will be remembered for his stories and jokes.

Also surviving are 2 step sons - Mark Junkins of Ohio; John (Amy) Junkins of Lima; 6 step grandchildren - Mark, Jr., Chris, Eric, David, Amari, Eliana; a sister - Kellee (Pat) Johnson of Ada; a nephew - Bobby, a niece - Kylee; a step niece - Kristi (Tony) Hensley.

Preceding him in death is a niece - Shellee and a nephew - Joseph.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017; 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the funeral home. Dr. Norman Witthuhn will officiate. Burial will follow in Willow Branch Cemetery, near Waynesfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the choice of the donor.