Daniel Burton Gray, Sr. of York Valley, AZ passed away on April 17, 2020. Daniel was born on July 5, 1943, in Washington, Pennsylvania to Henry Leslie Gray & Edith Mae Harkins Gray.
Daniel was a proud member of the United States Air Force and served his country in Vietnam. He met Elcira Romero while stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Tucson, AZ. The couple married in 1965 and raised six children in Southeastern Arizona.
Daniel had a long career as a skilled tradesman. He was a Journeyman Electrician through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, certified welder, HVAC technician, and commercial semi-truck driver. He acquired many skills including automotive, carpentry, and electronics in which he used to help anyone in need. He was also a great teacher; formally teaching woodshop classes, however, he would teach anyone with a willingness to learn. Daniel was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.
Daniel is survived by his wife of 54 years Elcira; children Daniel Jr., Denise (Kenneth), Deborrah, Diane (Charles), Donna (Danny), and David (Nora); siblings Janet, Dorothy, Paul, Dennis, and Kathy; grandchildren Daniel III, Ava, Jacob, Devonte, Kari, Krystian, Mark, Luke, Celine, Tyler (Laura), Kirsten and David Jr.; and great-grandchildren Daniel IV, Amarii, Asuna, Anthony, Josiah, Arazya, Erik Jr., and Zachariah.
Daniel is preceded in death by his parents; siblings Eugene, Priscilla, Lois Ann, Mary Louise, Robert, Wayne, Ellen Jane and Nancy; and grandson Kevin Jr.
A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m. held at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.