James Dean “Jimi” Gray

Kenai resident, James Dean “Jimi” Gray, 20, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Kenai.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Pastor Stephen Harshman will officiate.

Jimi was born July 11, 1992 in Nome. He grew up and received an education in Kenai.

Jimi was an avid eight-ball pool player. He was a self-taught and talented artist. He was also a concerned, dedicated American patriot.

“Jimi was our cherished son, brother and uncle who graced us all with great joy and love,” his family wrote. “He is missed beyond measure and loved beyond words.”

Jimi is survived by his parents, James and Lisa Gray of Kenai; his grandmother, Elsa Bronson of Nome; his birth mother, Dominique Thomas of Anchorage; sister and brother-in-law, Danielle and Rob Milby of Anchorage; brothers and sister-in-law, Nikolas Gray of Anchorage, and Gary Sanders and Kelli Ping of Kenai; aunts and uncles, Dena and Bob Ross of Soldotna, Tina and Bill Held of San Antonio, Texas, Clinton Gray of Anchorage, Nancy Olsen of Anchorage, Julie Reader-Jones of Nome, and Lola Stepetin of Anchorage; and many cousins, extended family members and friends.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Online condolences may be left at www.alaskanfuneral.com.

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