Leslie "Duane" Gray , age 73, formerly of 4115 Mistletoe Ct. and Bickford Cottage, Quincy died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 1:15 am in Levering Nursing Home, Hannibal, MO.
Duane was born August 8, 1937 in Moline, IL, the son of John E. and Leona J. Knox Gray. He married Maureen A. Miller on November 1, 1963 in the Old Stone Church, Osawatomie, KS. She survives.
Duane was a 1955 Quincy High School graduate and served in the U. S. Air Force from June 1955 to June 1959. He had been an amateur radio operator since he was 13 years old and went by W9QMU. He was employed for 29 years at Glenayre and retired in 1999. He was a photography enthusiast.
In addition to his wife Maureen, he is survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Karen S. Gray of Decatur, IL, and Connie Gray of Coal Valley, IL; a niece, Theresa (David) Scott of Nokomis, IL; a brother-in-law, Robert (Jeanie) Pillars of Quincy, IL; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Richard and Forrest Lee Gray.
Services: Following cremation private inurnment will be held in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsbueg, IL
Memorials: Bickford Cottage
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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