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Brendan K. Gray

February 23, 2002 — August 24, 2022

Battle Creek

SPC Brendan K. Gray, age 20 of Battle Creek, Michigan passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. He was born in Battle Creek on February 23, 2002, the third child of Robert and Mickey (Keller) Gray. Brendan graduated from Lakeview High School in 2020 and immediately began serving in the Army National Guard, where he considered it a very high honor to attend Airborne School and proudly graduated. Also, he was currently a student at Ferris State University in the Automotive Program.

Among the many things Brendan enjoyed, some favorites included many years of playing ice hockey as a goalie, most recently for the Ferris State D3 Clubdawgs, playing lacrosse also for Ferris State and CACC Teacher’s assistant in the Automotive Program. Brendan loved spending time with his family and friends, playing video games, riding his motorcycle, and chasing whatever happened to be his current dream and passion.

Brendan was an amazing soul, compassionate, kind, generous and goofy with an infectious smile and twinkling blue eyes that just drew you in.  Brendan would stop what he was doing to help anyone in need, no questions asked, even if he had other plans, he would spend as much time as needed to help.  He will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish Brendan’s memory are his parents, Robert and Mickey Gray; brothers, Robert L. Gray III, and Ryan A. Gray (Taylor Williams); sister, Madison “Maddie” Gray. Also, grandparents, Enis Gray, Pat and Susi Keller; aunts: Valerie Keller, Stephanie Keller, Annette Gray, Lisa Ward and Launa Farley; as well as many cousins and his K-9 companion, Thunder.

Services have been entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022, from 4:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 11:00am until the funeral service begins at 12:00pm with Pastor Jon Major officiating. A graveside service with military honors will follow at Battle Creek Memorial Park, 2435 W Territorial Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015, at 2:00pm.

In honor of Brendan’s life, memorial contributions can be made to; K9 Battle Buddies, 1534 Airport Road, Hinesville, GA 31313. You may visit https://kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, or leave messages for the family.

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Visitation

Saturday, September 3, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

2838 Capital Avenue Southwest, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Funeral Ceremony

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

2838 Capital Avenue Southwest, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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