William Joseph Gray, 67, of Carlisle, Iowa, passed away on January 10, 2022 in Des Moines, Iowa. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Carlisle United Methodist Church at 11:00am. A visitation will take place at 10:00am prior to the service at the church. \r\nBill was born July 23, 1954 in Des Moines to William and Nadine (Perin) Gray. He attended Urbandale High School. Throughout his career, Bill worked for Classic Carriage Works, Ziegler Caterpillar, and at Iowa Methodist Medical Center as a surgical tech. Bill and Alice have been married for 27 years and have lived in Carlisle for that time. Listening to jazz music, camping at local Iowa parks, and spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids were his favorite things in life. Bill truly loved the Lord and always sought to serve Him.\r\nBill is survived by his wife, Alice; sons, Joe Gray, Jeff (Debbie) Keil, Chris (Angela) Keil, and Michael (Rebekah) Keil; daughter, Jodi Gray; and 15 grandchildren. \r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's or Carlisle United Methodist Church in Bill's name. The family kindly asks that masks be worn.