Mr. Grayson peacefully passed away at a local hospital. He is the husband of Gwendolyn Grayson.
Graveside Services is Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 1:30PM at Miramar National Cemetery located at 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122. Please feel free to contact our office at anytime for information.
HOUSTON KING GRAYSON, affectionately known as “Terry”, was born June 6, 1937 in Moorhead, Mississippi. He was the youngest of three sons born to Sam and Tempa Grayson. Terry professed his belief in God at an early age and was a member of Lewis Street Baptist Church. The family later moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he united with Keel Avenue Baptist Church. He received his education through the Memphis Public School system. He attended Klondike Elementary and Manassas High School.
During his early teens, Terry enlisted into the United States Navy on December 1, 1954. His overseas tours of duty included Japan, the Philippines, China and Vietnam. He served aboard the U.S.S. Buck DD-761, U.S.S. Floyd B. Parks DD-884, U.S.S. Fox DLG-33; U.S.S. Powell DD-686, U.S.S. Topeka CLG-8 and the U.S.S. Henry W. Tucker DD-875. His military decorations include three Good Conduct Medals, Vietnam Service Medal, four service Medals, Vietnam Campaign Medal, China Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal. He retired on March 9, 1974 as a Machinist’s Mate First Class Petty Officer after thirty years of exemplary service to his country.
While in the Navy, Terry made San Diego, California his permanent residence. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and a participant of the American Legions. He enjoyed all sports, particularly football. His favorite team was the Oakland Raiders.
Terry later met Gwen Dennis. They were united in marriage on May 15, 1989.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his two brothers, Henry and Leonard Grayson.
On Saturday, September 21, 2013, Houston King Grayson passed away peacefully at Scripps Mercy Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Gwen Grayson; son, Terrance Lamont Grayson; daughter, Tanya Lynn Grayson; granddaughter, Brittney Grayson; stepson, Brooks Davis; mother-in-law, Emma L. Dennis; sister-in-law, Ginger Walton and her husband, Gregory Walton and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including his beloved dog, “Boi Boi Mr. Grayson”.