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SOUTHWEST HARBOR - David Kay Gray, 43, died March 6, 2016 in Southwest Harbor. He was born November 9, 1972 in Ellsworth, the son of Jack and Doreen Gray.

He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1991 and received his B.S. in physical education from the University of Maine in Orono.

David was first employed as a physical education teacher at a variety of schools, working for 6 years in education. He then went to work for Jack Scott at Scott's Lawn Service, before pursuing his passion of owning Gray's Lawn and Yard Care.

David married Jennifer "Jenn" Gott in 2003 and they had three children. His family was a very important part of his life and he was a devoted husband and father. David enjoyed playing sports including, men's softball, basketball and golf. He enjoyed coaching the MDI High School freshman basketball team. He coached at the Junior High level and a variety of Acadian Youth Sports teams. One of David's coaching highlights was coaching his daughters AAU Basketball team this past spring at The ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.

Besides his wife, Jenn, David is survived by two daughters, Olivia and Mollie Gray; a son, Lincoln Gray; his parents, Jack and Doreen of Ellsworth; a brother, Ronnie Gray of Gorham; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tim and Beth Gott of Tremont; his dogs, Gunner and Linus; and many other special family and friends.

A celebration of David's life will be held, 2:00-5:00PM, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Tim and Beth Gott's home, 87 Trophy Way, Tremont. A private spring interment will be at Mt. Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor.

Those who desire may make contributions in David's memory to the Acadian Youth Sports, PO Box 656, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
Published on  March 8, 2016
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