John Mitchell Gayle, Sr., 84, of Collinsville, Virginia passed away Monday, March 7, 2022, at his residence. He was born June 16, 1937, in Winston – Salem, North Carolina to the late John Ryland Gayle and Bertie Lee Moody Gayle.
John proudly served in the United States Air Force and was active in the Vietnam Era. He was employed by Dupont as an electrician for 33 years, a graduate of Martinsville High School and of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Barrow Gayle; son, Murray Wayne Gayle; sister, Patricia Ann Gayle Davis; and brother, James Thomas Gayle.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Gayle Ray; son, John Mitchell Gayle, Jr. and his wife (Donna Gayle); grandchildren, Charlie Brandon Ray, John Mitchell Gayle III, Courtney Lynn Ray, Ryland Hunter Gayle; great-grandchildren, Jeffery Austin Ray, Alayna Gayle Williams, Anthony Jackson Ray, Kyland Mitchell Gayle, and Haven Lynn Gayle.
A Graveside Service will be held Friday, March 11, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Roselawn Burial Park with Pastor Bennie Dodson officiating the service. The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at 840 Hundley Street, Martinsville, Virginia.
Wright Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.