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Theodore James Paynther, Jr.

July 27, 1935 — February 27, 2020



Funeral Date March 6, 2020

Visitation Thursday, March 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. A service will be held at the Valley Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Burial Highland Park Cemetery, Cleveland. See full notice for details.

THEODORE JAMES PAYNTHER JR. a.k.a. JOHN GRAY, age 84, of Bainbridge Township. Beloved husband of Jewel (nee Winn) for 63 years; loving father of Veneatra, Robbi, Eric (Marina), Keith (Debbie) Winn, Lynda and Kevin; dearest grandfather of Adam, Rhian, D.J. , Amboise, Christopher, Noah, Alex, Jane, Sarah, Jen, Blake, Joshua, Jared and Kayla;  dear great grandfather of 13;  brother of Roberta (late Al) Donaldson;  uncle of Sean and Candace Donaldson.  Veteran, U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, Korean Conflict.      Dr. Paynther was the CEO of John Gray Associates in which he conducted diversity training throughout the U.S. and all over the globe. He was also a former assistant superintendent of the Cleveland Public Schools and professor at Kent State University. Relatives and friends received at ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 16381 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT 306), CHAGRIN FALLS, 44023 (2.5 MILES NORTH OF RT. 422), THURSDAY, MARCH 5 FROM 6 – 8  P.M.  A service will be held at the Valley Presbyterian Church, 17560 Chillicothe Rd., Chagrin Falls, 44023 on Friday, March 6 at 10:00 A.M.  Burial Highland Park Cemetery, Cleveland.
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