A Funeral Mass for Phillip “Phil” Grayson, 71, of Dickinson will be 9:00 a.m., Monday, October 22, 2018 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Msgr. Patrick Schumacher celebrating. Military Rites will be presented by the Dickinson American Legion Post #3 Honor Guard. Burial will take place in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation for Phil will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil service taking place at 4:00 p.m.
Phil passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck after a short illness of pancreatic cancer.
Phillip Grayson was born to Richard and Phyllis (Christensen) Grayson on April 14, 1947 in Portland, OR. He lived in Buffalo, WY, Glendive, MT, Jamestown, ND and Dickinson, ND. Phil graduated from Dickinson High School with the class of 1965 and went on to attend Dickinson State College until he entered the United States Navy from 1968-1973. He was stationed at the Great Lakes and later Hawaii. After his honorable discharge, Phil returned home and worked at different businesses including Fred’s Fairway, Red Owl, and later Dean Bender Chevrolet in Killdeer before he began his 21 year career as the parts manager at Charbonneau Car Center.
In 1976, Phil married Gerry Schulz Godes and gained a family of four: Terri, Melinda, Curt and Stacey. He was proud of the children and called them his own. He was always ready and willing to help them with any problems that would arise. Phil and Gerry had their own craft business; My Friends & Me Craft, and for many years attended craft shows throughout North Dakota. Phil enjoyed watching NASCAR races and collecting NASCAR memorabilia; especially # 3 and #8.
Phil loved his time with his precious great-grandchildren, Grace, Lola, Trey, Cade, Adley, Bradlie, Blake, Rhett, Jaxson, Kru, Jaycee, Trent, Landry, Harrison, Emmeric, Matyas, and Jacoby.
Phil is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gerry; along with his children, Terri (Lee) Eberts, Melinda Schoch, Curt (Tammy) Godes, and Stacey (Mike) Lewis; seven grandchildren; Erin (Ace) Bedich; Joshua (Lorrissa) Bohlman; Codi (Boon) Newsom; Holly (Tony) Schamber; Kelsie (Joey) Przybyla; Rebecca Quinlan; Josh Quinlan; Myranda (Jacob) Elmer; Nathan Muth; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis (Alvin) Dvorak; one aunt, Fern Goldsberry; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Phyllis Grayson.
Burial Date: October 22, 2018
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND