William LeGray

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William LeGray

November 12, 1936 - September 08, 2018

William LeGray William "Bill" LeGray, 81, of Cedar, passed away Sept. 8, 2018. He was born to the late Henry and Alice (Frederick) on Nov. 12, 1936 in Detroit. He was one of three boys including his twin brothers, David and John.
Bill had a thirst and passion for knowledge. In his time, he earned a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees in mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering and organizational development.
After working for various aerospace companies around the country he returned to his hometown of Detroit, where he pursued a career with Ford Motor Company for almost 30 years. In retirement he became a licensed builder to supervise the building of his and Carol's perfect retirement home on the beautiful shore of South Lake Leelanau. This little slice of heaven that Bill cared for and loved is the place he found peace and happiness. His favorite moments were with his family at this lake house.
He loved the outdoors, boating, riding his jet ski, hiking, motorcycling, movies and enjoying special time with his granddaughters. He was an avid reader and never stopped learning. He loved spending time on his computer communicating with family, friends and colleagues.
Bill was a kind and gentle soul who touched those who knew and loved him. He will always be remembered and loved for being a great husband, dad and grandpa. His family was the most important and treasured part of his life.
Bill is survived and missed dearly by his best friend and wife, Carol; his children, Jim (Roxanne) and Kathy (Mike); as well as his granddaughters, Zoe, Ava and Mia. He is also survived and missed by his brothers, Dave and John.
A celebration of life will take place Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at 4 p.m., with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Pastor Brian Conover will officiate.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may choose to make a donation to the Leelanau Conservancy in Bill's honor; www.leelanauconservancy.org.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your condolences with the family on Bill's personal tribute page.
The family is being cared for and served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on September 13, 2018
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