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Robert (Rob) Gray

August 25, 1976 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 47) 47 Years Old

Robert (Rob) Gray Obituary

Robert (Rob) James Gray, 47, of Macomb, Il passed away January 6th, 2024 at 1:30 PM at home surrounded by his family and best friend, Jayson Herrick. Rob was born August 25, 1976 in Canton, Il to David Lee, and Sheila May (West) Gray. He was preceded in death by his father, maternal and paternal grandparents and two maternal uncles. Left behind to mourn him is his wife of over 21 years, Dawn, children Zach McDaniel, Devon Cooper, (Jordan Winters), both of Macomb, Jared (Tabitha) Gray of Springfield. Grandchildren  Abigail Rose, Davidson Michael Lee and Caelum Sheldon. His mother Sheila Gray and his brother Anthony Gray, both of Lewiston. Sister-in-law Angel (Reggie) Willis of Sulphur, Oklahoma. Along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.
Rob was raised in Lewiston, Il where he graduated high school in 1994 then attended Eureka College on a football scholarship. He first worked at Caterpillar before moving to Yetter, MFG, as a welding supervisor, where he remained for close to 25 years until starting his own business MI America Fabrication and Welding.
Rob loved telling stories of all his childhood antics from selling dew worms to fisherman to racing his Ford Mustang on country roads. He was a true friend to all and would lend a hand to virtually anyone, from fixing a vehicle, remodeling a house, cutting up trees, or plowing drives in the winter, he would do anything to help without having to be asked. Rob was never shy about sharing his humor. During a vacation with his grandchildren to Walt Disney World, he regaled everyone with his unique and hilarious dance moves and proudly joined in the princess tea party, sporting his own tiara and painted nails. His laughter will be deeply missed by everyone.
Rob requested that there be no funeral services as he didn’t want anyone to dwell in sadness. There will be a benefit to assist his family with medical expenses at Gold Hills Golf Course February 3rd, 2024 from 4 to 7 PM. Everyone is invited and encouraged to share a funny memories of Rob with his family and friends.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
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