Donald Gaitley

Donald Ray Gaitley

Thursday, March 28th, 1963 - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Ray Gaitley, 56, passed away on Jan. 7, 2020. Born to the late James C. Gaitley, Jr. and Lucy T. Gaitley, he was the youngest of five children. Left to cherish his
memory is sister and three brothers; Maria Hardin (Bruce), James Gaitley, III (Karen), Michael Gaitley (Pam), Bobby Gaitley (Cindy), their families, and extended family.

Ray was a skilled electrician and worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in ship repair. He was also a talented wood craftsman. He enjoyed using his skills as an electrician and wood craftsman to help family and friends with many projects. He also loved to cook and spend time with family. Words cannot express how much he is loved and will be missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, on March 28, 2020 at 11 AM at Avalon Church of Christ Family Life Center, 844 Woodstock Rd., Va. Beach, VA. A notice will be placed in the paper prior to the service. Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Services will be caring for arrangements. Please visit to leave a condolence to the family.
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Chris Trueblood

Posted at 08:46pm
We watched Ray grow up to be the person he was. We always could count on Ray when I or my kids needed some electrical work. Ray always came and did excellent work ; of course that was in between a break for enjoying a drink or small snack. Oh and Ray always had a story to share with us; which was Our catch up time.
Our family reunions won’t be the same for all of us. Ray was the baby in the family and this was truly a Shock to loss him at such a young age.God has him now. We love you Ray and your always in our hearts.
Bunkey and Family

Chrissy Tuttle

Posted at 03:26pm
Ray was always there for Eric and I whenever we needed him. We shared plenty of meals and laughs. I still cannot believe he is not with us. He will be missed dearly forever in our hearts.

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