Gene Austin Gray


Age 82, Eugene, Oregon

Gene Austin Gray, 82, of Eugene, Oregon, died on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

He was born on Sept. 22, 1938, in Pine Grove near Stanley, Va., and was a son of the late Freeman Gray and Maida Gray.

Mr. Gray is survived by his daughter, Lisa Jane Gray of Oregon; a brother, Wesley F. Gray of Stanley; a sister, Brenda Gill of Stanley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Odessa Berry and Fausteena Smith; and two brothers, Christopher “Buddy” Gray and James Douglas Gray.

Per his request, he was cremated.

Arrangements were handled by the Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Eugene, Oregon.


  1. I knew Gene from San Francisco, where he lived with me and my partner several times… well as his brother Doug. After we moved back to Texas, he came and lived with us there for about 6 months……When I re-married in 2003, I lost track of him due to my own laziness but his persona has ALWAYS BEEN WITH ME…….there never lived a finer man than Gene Austin Gray…….and wherever he is now residing, he is sitting at a piano playing Scott Joplin better than anyone else on earth…….REST IN PEACE MY DEAR GENE……THANKS FOR GIVING ME SUCH GREAT MEMORIES.

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