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Dr. Timothy Kenney "Ken" Gray

October 4, 1939 — April 1, 2022

Mt. Pleasant

Dr. Timothy Kenney "Ken" Gray

Dr. Timothy Kenney, “Ken”, Gray, 82, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Patricia Anne Rutter Gray entered into eternal rest Friday, April 1, 2022. His Celebration of Life will be held at 2PM on May 1, 2022 at Dunes West Country Club.


Dr. Gray was born October 4, 1939, in Baltimore, Maryland, son of the late Francis Joseph Gray and Eleanor Kenney Gray. He graduated, with high honors, from both Loyola University–Maryland and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He

was an endocrinologist and professor of internal medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill for more than 20 years. During that time, Dr. Gray became known as a pioneering researcher in the study of Vitamin D metabolism and osteoporosis. He viewed his career as a medical researcher and physician as a way to serve others and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.


In the early 1990s, he moved to Mount Pleasant, SC, and started Carolina Endocrine Associates, a medical practice located in North Charleston. He and his wife, Patricia, “Pat”, who is a registered nurse practitioner, led with heart, devotion and cared for their patients together for over 30 years.


Dr. Gray volunteered for the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic on John’s Island. He was a member of the College of Charleston Cougar Club and the Preservation Society of Charleston. He was a curious, loving and Kind soul who was an avid reader and a

member of The Charleston Book Club. He enjoyed traveling the world, hiking, biking, kayaking and saying yes to any activities he could enjoy with his family and dear friends. He’d recently started dancing lessons with Pat and was a budding pool shark.


He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia “Pat” Anne Gray of Mount Pleasant, SC; son, Timothy K. Gray (Mary Ellen Carter) of Bedford, MA; two daughters, Kathleen Gray (Peter Higgins) of Chapel Hill, NC, and Maura Simpson (Vic) of Charlotte, NC;

three step-daughters, Cole Baker-Bagwell (Andrew Bagwell) of Raleigh NC, Gia Jones of Durham, NC, and Brooke Allen of Knoxville, TN; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a brother, John A. Gray (Gerri) of Matthews, NC. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Frances Driesch.


In lieu of flowers and in honor of Dr. Gray’s commitment to education, Pat is establishing a scholarship fund in his name for students in need at The College of Charleston. Memorial donations can be made to The College of Charleston Athletics Fund (Tax ID #57-0640443). Checks can be mailed to 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. Please include “Dr. Ken Gray memorial” in the memo line. Donations via credit card can be made by calling the Athletic Fund at 843-953-7504.


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