Carroll Gray
Carroll K. Gray, 92, of Lexington, Indiana, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Jefferson County, Indiana, to Russell W. and Helen Mae Hall Gray. He lived his entire life in Jefferson County and was a graduate of Hanover High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on Oct. 27, 1945, and rose to the rate of Seaman Second Class serving in Japan during World War II aboard the USS Gage (APA 168). He was honorably discharged Aug. 6, 1946, at Great Lakes, Illinois, receiving the World War II Victory Medal.
He farmed all of his life and worked as a machine operator at the former Rexnord Corp. in Madison until his retirement. He was a member of the Kent United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Schmidlap Masonic Lodge No. 408 F. & A.M., and Hanover Chapter No. 525 Order of Eastern Star. He enjoyed being on his farm, gardening and raising flowers. He was an accomplished woodworker — crafting items from grandfather clocks to jewelry boxes — and an avid fan of Purdue basketball.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 69 years, Jean Underwood Gray, of Lexington; his son, Dennis Gray of Lexington; his daughter, Jeanna Carter of Madison; his sister, Doris Gray Duncan of Lexington; and four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Inez O. Pruett and LaDonna Barker; and his brothers, Glen “Bud” Edward Gray, Murel Leroy Gray and Stanley Malcom Gray.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m.Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Entombment will follow in the Kent Cemetery in Kent, Indiana. Friends may visit Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Schmidlap Masonic Lodge No. 408 F. & A.M. will conduct a Masonic service a 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the Great Lakes Naval Ceremonial Unit followed by full honors at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent United Methodist Church, Kent Cemetery or Jefferson County 4-H. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Geno Schneider
Claude “Geno” Eugene Schneider, 75, of Madison, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at his home in Madison.
He was born March 25, 1944, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Claude Hibert and Evelyn Maxine Diffendarfar Schneider. His mother died when he was a child, his father remarried and he was adopted by his step mother, Geraldine May Schneider, and was raised in South Whitley, Indiana, and went to school there.
He was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps on Feb. 1, 1962, and rose to the rate of corporal serving during the Vietnam War with the 9th Rifle Company. He was honorably discharged on May 31, 1966, at Parris Island, South Carolina, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He returned home and was working at the Key West Shrimp House in Indianapolis when he transferred to the Key West Shrimp House in Madison and lived here since 1972. He was employed with the Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in boiler maintenance, retiring after 27 years of service. He also worked as a bartender for the 307 Restaurant and the Nex-Dor Lounge.
He loved his cat, Mattie, gardening, working in his shop, riding his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, playing golf and watching NASCAR — especially drivers Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Jr. — and had held memberships in the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, Madison VFW Post No. 1969, was a charter member of the American Legion Riders, and served as Commander for five years of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion. He was a faithful member of the Honor Guard of Post No. 9 of the American Legion as long as his health permitted and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife and companion of 12 years, Carolyn Sue Brierly Schneider, of Madison; his step children, Chanda Renee Austin of Madison and Kenny Stanley Jr. of Madison; his half sisters, Brenda K. Eldred and Karen Sue Geiger, both of Conway, Indiana, and Linda Kaye Holler of South Whitley; his half brothers, Michael Howard Schneider, James Wayne Schneider, Gerald Lynn Schneider and Eric Scott Nordman, all of South Whitley and David Franklin Schneider of Kansas City, Missouri; a very close nephew, Harley Schneider, of Missouri; and four grandchildren and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
A special dedication ceremony will be held at the American Legion Post in downtown Madison on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. A final salute will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with full military honors to follow at the cemetery by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial Unit.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Honor Guard of Post No. 9 of the American Legion. Cards are available at the funeral home.