David C. Grayson

David C. GraysonDavid C. “Dave” Grayson was born on Nov. 15, 1951, to Cecil and Marie Grayson of Sumter County, S.C. He went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2017. He passed away at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital after battling cancer for the past two years.

Dave came to Ridgecrest in 1979. He was active in the community as a musician, disc jockey (known as “DJ Dave”), reporter and writer, including as a contributor to the News Review during the 1990s.

He is survived by his son Patrick and family of Bakersfield; companion of 11 years, Virginia “Ginny” Murray and family; and many friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his sister.

He will be laid to rest at Desert Memorial Park. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 3, from 1-4 p.m. at the American Legion.

He will truly be missed by all.

— Submitted by the family of Dave Grayson

Story First Published: 2017-05-26