Lt. Belton Boyce Gray Sr., USCG, Retired

Published 5:32 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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August 1, 1932 – April 11, 2023

Avon, NC – On April 11, 2023, Lt. Belton B. Gray Sr., USCG, Retired, crossed the bar making port in heaven. Having served his Lord and Savior, his family, and his country faithfully and honorably.

A native of Avon, NC, he was born August 1, 1932, to the late Selina Williams Gray and Fred Gaskins Gray.

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Belton is currently rejoicing in heaven with family and friends who have preceded him. Loved ones left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 69 years, Jane Gray; daughter, Lynn Peele (Michael); son, Belton Gray Jr. (Jenny); grandchildren, Tony Genovese, Steven Genovese (Kristen), Dustin Peele (Catherine), Adriel Gray Sr., Carolyn Martindell, Jeffrey Martindell (Cassandra), and Sarah Martindell; and great-grandchildren, Harper Genovese, Truitt Genovese, and Adriel Keenan Gray Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Heritage Church Avon with Pastor Bryan Gray officiating. Private burial will take place in the Fred G. Gray family cemetery.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at