Gray Tennessee Funeral Home Gray TN
Owner and Co-Founder, Eula Johnson
Wright S. "Sonny" Johnson, Jr., Funeral Assistant
Molly Johnson Croley, Office Manager
J.W. Depew, Managing Funeral Director
Darin Harrison, Funeral Assistant
Brian Mitchell, Funeral Assistant
A Brief History
Gray Funeral Home was established and opened for business on January 13, 1968 by my mom and dad, Wright and Eula Johnson.
During the years of being in business my parents and our family were so well received by the community that they wanted to give back to the community. They ran a 24 hour ambulance service, took blood pressures, scheduled, and many times, drove people for doctor’s appointments.
Me and my siblings grew up helping mom and dad in the business. During these years several businesses and organizations were started in the basement of the funeral home. The Gray Library, Gray Rescue Squad, Gray Fire Department, and the first flower shop just to name a few.
Things have changed a lot through the years. Businesses have come and gone, some have grown leaps and bounds, and we are still here. We are still family owned and operated. After my father, Wright Johnson, passed away in July 2002, I came back into the business to help my mom, Eula Johnson, because of her poor eyesight and the amount of paperwork required.
Our business is still very much family oriented, we do have a couple of young men from the community, Darin Harrison and Brian Mitchell, that work with us on an as needed basis.
Pastor J.W. Depew came on board, after my dad passed, to work with us and is our managing Funeral Director. I, Molly Croley and my brother, Sonny Johnson work in the business on a daily basis, as well as mom. There are several extended family members that work and help us when it is needed.
It is and has always been our desire to serve the families of our community in a time of need with compassion, dignity and caring for the loved ones left behind. It has been a privilege to serve your family in the past and we would be proud to serve you in the future.