Lois Howard Gray

Leader of Gray Construction Dies

Mar 20, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The co-founder of Gray construction and mother of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has died. Lois Howard Gray passed away Monday afternoon at the age of 91.

She was born in Glasgow, Kentucky on Sept. 20, 1920. Mrs. Gray earned a Bachelor's degree from Transylvania University and a Master of Arts degree in Art Education from Vanderbilt University.

In 1960 she started a construction company with her husband, James Norris Gray. When she became a widow in 1972, Mrs. Gray took over the business with her sons.