Eric Pace Gray
- February 27, 1975 - September 2, 2011
- Corning, Iowa
of Eric's Passing
- Memorials may be made in Eric's name.
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“Beth and family,
Our hearts and prayers are with you all. The memories of those boys on that motorcycle leaving our driveway on a running start...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Kenny and Angi Swanson - Clarinda, IA
“To Eric's Family,
It has been a few years that I had seen Eric. We worked together at Rudy's in Norwalk. Eric was the nicesest and sweetest person...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Brenda Flinn - Norwalk, IA
“Wow... I can't even believe it. Jaycie is sure gonna miss her Uncle Eric! Everytime we would see Eric walking down the street she would be yelling...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Kari Hutchings - Corning, IA
It has been many years and for that I apologize. I remember the days we ran around Hepburn having fun and going down to the bridge and...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: William Boberg - Anchorage, AK
I am so sorry this has happened to you and I know that you will be missed. We had some great memories growing up. I still remember the day...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Misty Isaacson Mallonee - CO
“R.I.P. my friend! From all your friends at the Red Bull Lounge: We will not forget you! Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones!I
6 of 29 | Posted by: Scot and Vicki from The Red Bull Lounge - IA
“To Eric's family
I'm so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Eric for many years We went to school together in clarinda and he always had smile on...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Barb Knizley - winfield, KS
“You were a great kid who will be greatly missed . I'll never forget how you stepped up for the little ones when Alan went away for awhile, to them...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Lorrie & Ed - Villisca, IA
“Everyone who knew Eric will miss him greatly. He was my best friend and best man in my wedding. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Nick Kern - Norwalk, IA
“i worked with eric at the bar he was a good friend of my always there to help me when i need him no matter what love and miss you eric
10 of 29 | Posted by: wendy wilkinson - corning
“I went to school with Eric. He was a great person. Always had a smile on his face. Was always nice & great to talk to. You will be greatly missed....Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Tonia Hoyt - Clarinda, IA
“I worked with Eric at Hy-Vee. He was such a great person, and always made me laugh. He will be missed.
12 of 29 | Posted by: Jamie Stargell - friend
“i was blessed to have Eric in my life. He was a true friend, and will be missed by all. MY prayers are with his famly and friends
13 of 29 | Posted by: stephanie steiner - corning, IA
“Eric was a best friend that could help me with my problem. if he couldn't come he would always talk to me on the phone. he was a good buddy for all...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Shyanne - Corning, IA
“eric always was great help at hy-vee. i can remember the day he was at the pub and told glen and i that he cosidered us family. he loved coming out...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: tina molln - corning, IA
“I went to school with Eric and ran in alot of the same circles, he was always fun to be around. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, we...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Ginger Bahn & Rick Rupp Family - IA
“Uncle Eric, we love you so much and you will be in our memories and prayers forever...
God saw you laying there and a cure not to be, so he put...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Chelsey - Villisca, IA - Family
“I will always remember Eric, he always had a smile on his face and was a good kind person who would do anything for anyone. I will miss ho.w he use...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Michelle Pettit - Norwalk, IA
“You were the most wonderful, kind ,sweet man i have every met. I hold our friendshio close and will always remember your laugh , smile and hugs. You...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: TERRY OTT - Norwalk, IA - friend
“Eric, there are no words right now to describe how much it hurts that you are gone. My mind still refuses to believe it. You were one of my first...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Crystal Kern - Norwalk, IA
“My thoughts and prayers are with Eric's family and friends.
I met Eric in Norwalk. From the day I met him he treated me like family. Everytime I...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Teena Ott Dannels - Lakeview, AR
“We are so sadden by this tragic event. Eric for a long time has beens like a little brother to us. He went camping with us, helped us with projects...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Terry & Lori Seidl - Norwalk, IA
“Eric worked for my husband at Hy-Vee and that is where I got to know him. Eric treated me with the utmost respect and made me smile everytime I went...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Bruce & Lori Bain - Corning, IA
“Beth and Family,
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Eric. We will be praying for you Beth, and your family as you walk through these heart...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: April "Markle" Schmaltz - IA
“eric u will always be in are hearts and never forgotten.we love ya lil buddy
25 of 29 | Posted by: brandy fidler - corning, IA
“Eric, you have always been a very sweet person, and you will be missed by many. Love you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Sharon Stickler - Clarinda, IA
“We love you and will miss you Uncle Eric , we'll never forget you.
...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: , Braden , Payton , Addy , & Chelsey - IA
“I love you & will never forget you Eric. Nor will I forget all the fun times we had camping, fishing, playing pool, hanging out at Rudys, all the...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Heidi Lourens - Norwalk, IA
“Sorry to hear of Eric's passing. I haven't seen him in years we went to school together. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family during this time.
29 of 29 | Posted by: Jessica McComb Engstrand - IA
Graveside services for Eric Pace Gray, age 36, of Corning, Iowa, who entered into peace Friday, September 2, 2011 at Corning, Iowa, will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at North Grove Cemetery, rural Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Deborah Rivers officiating. Friends and family will meet at 2:00 p.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa to proceed to the cemetery. Burial will be in the North Grove Cemetery, rural Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be given in Eric's name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com
Eric Neil Gray was born February 27, 1975, in Alamosa, Colorado, to Gregory Alan Pace and Elizabeth (Smith) Pace. Eric and his twin brother Alan were the first twins born in the Alamosa hospital. Eric grew up in Clarinda and attended Clarinda Community Schools and obtained his GED in Denison, Iowa.
Eric was self employed and worked in many capacities including painting and bartending and he also had worked at the Hy-Vee grocery in Corning. He was a very caring person and loved to help people. Eric especially liked to help people afflicted with brain injuries and the mentally challenged. He had a big heart and had many friends. Eric was a favorite uncle to his nieces and nephews and he loved to be with family. A favorite pastime was playing golf.
Eric was preceded in death by his father, Gary Gray; grandparents, Arthur and Mary Gray; uncles, Russell Gray, Kyle Gray, Jack Stickler; Aunt, Gail Gray Thurman.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Beth Gray of Villisca, Iowa; father, Gregory Pace and wife Vicki of Monte Vista, Colorado; twin brother, Alan Gray of Council Bluffs, Iowa; half brothers, Matt Pace of Monte Vista, Colorado and Josh Pace of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister, Kerri Pace of Villisca, Iowa; sister, Jennifer Montagne and husband Kirk of Omaha, Nebraska; niece, Jessica McCuen and husband Junior of Villisca, Iowa; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and many friends.
Eric will be greatly missed by his family and friends,
but his kindness and love will remain in their hearts forever.
May God grant comfort to those who mourn his passing.