Clevedon Lions Club have shared the sad news of the passing of founder member Gray Bloxham at the age of 90. Gray died peacefully on Monday September 20, after a short illness, with his family and his partner Ann Meredith by his side.

One of twin brothers, Gray was born in Birmingham. The twins both became accomplished musicians who played in swing bands during the 1950s and 1960s. Gray relocated to Clevedon with his wife and two daughters in 1964 and quickly became involved with the local community. Along with 19 other residents in Clevedon, he started Clevedon Lions Club in February, 1968. Since then, Gray remained an active member of the club and was made club president on five occasions. He was deputy district governor for the South West, as well as serving on the Cabinet for 23 years.

Clevedon Lions said, “Gray has always been a great favourite of all members of Clevedon Lions and has been our font of all knowledge throughout his life with the Club. Gray will be very sadly missed by everyone who knew and respected him.”

Pictured: Gray Bloxham, a founding member of Clevedon Lions Club, who died on September 20