Billy C. Gray, 79 of Saxonburg passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the Butler VA - CLC.
Born February 14, 1943 in Lawrenceville, IL, he was the son of the late William B. Gray and Nigel Bernice Cozart Gray.
Bill was a US Air Force veteran, serving in Vietnam. He retired as the director of operations from BurgerChef/Rax after 20 plus years of service. He owned 2 bars, The Corner Tavern in East Liverpool, Ohio and II Leo's in Youngstown, Ohio. Billy fully retired in 2001 and moved to Saxonburg, PA to be closer to his daughter. Once fully retired, Billy loved spending quality time with his daughter and grandchildren. They were the light of his life, as he was so loved and adored by them as well. He was the President of the Lions Club and a lifetime member of the VFW. He also coached Little League Baseball. Bill was a people person and made friends easily wherever he went. He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed NASCAR, Elvis Presley and "porch sitting" with friends, family and an ice cold Bud. He loved animals and leaves behind his pups, Bella and Chip.
Surviving are his loving daughter, Stacie Tirk of Saxonburg and 3 grandchildren, Derek Johnson, Justin Tirk and Cheyenne Tirk, all of Saxonburg.
Friends will be received on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 2-4 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg.
Private interment with military honors will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fox Funeral Home, Inc., to help defray funeral expenses.