William E. “Ripty” Grayson, Sr., 80 of Reva, VA passed away on May 8, 2019 at his home.
He was born on April 10, 1939 to the late Hamilton and Viola Grayson and was raised in Fauquier County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Smith; two brothers, James L. Grayson and Andrew Ferguson and a granddaughter, Amy Hodges.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Grayson; children, Tjwana Yates, Catasceena Smith, Pamela Lewis, Richard Johnson, Larry Hogan, and William Grayson, Jr.; one sister, Mary Davis, Warrenton, VA; nineteen grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren.
After various jobs as a young man, he became an excellent bricklayer working for Henry Cavalier, Yates Construction, Payne Masonry, Yates and Gordon Masonry and Midland Masonry, taking pride in his work.
He enjoyed cooking, fishing, and watching football, especially the Redskins. William became a Deacon at Canaan Baptist Church in Reva and was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Rochelle, VA.
The family will receive friends at the Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Road, Rixeyville, VA 22737 on Monday, May 13 from 12:00 Noon until the funeral service begins at 1:00 PM officiated by Rev. James Brown. Interment St. James Baptist Church Cemetery, Bealeton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome.com.