Obituary of Loren Grayer
Loren Albert Grayer was born in Wild Goose Lake, Michigan on January 24, 1956 to the late Donald and Wanda Grayer. He was the fourth of nine children.
Loren received his high school diploma from Bangor High School and his Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama State University.
Loren began his career in law enforcement with the Alabama State University Police Force as a police officer for two years. From there he became a dedicated employee of the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons for 29 years. He began his employment with the Bureau of Prisons as a case worker, rising through the ranks, holding the distinguished position of Deputy Assistant Director of Correctional Programs Division in Washington D.C, and ultimately becoming a Warden. Loren held the position of warden at various facilities, throughout the country which included Michigan, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. In addition to being warden, Loren was also a member of the FCI Special Operations Response Team in both Edgefield, SC and Miami, FL. He served in the position of warden at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta up until his retirement from the Bureau of Prisons in 2010. After a brief retirement, Loren returned to the profession he loved as the Vice President of Re-Entry Services with The GEO Group, Inc. Throughout his illustrious law enforcement career, Loren received many accolades, prestigious awards, and special recognition to include the 2016 U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta Legend Award, United States Attorney’s Office Leadership and Dedication Award, U.S. Penitentiary Staff Heroism/Valor Award, U.S. Department of Justice Leadership Award, Juvenile Awareness Group (JAG) Award, The Metropolitan Detention Center of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Support Award, and the League of United Latin American Citizen’s Manager Award. Loren was an active member of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. Loren was an avid outdoorsman and sports fan who loved fishing with his brothers, spending time with family, and basketball.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Loren was called from his earthly home to receive eternal rest. Loren lived a happy and fruitful life. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved and devoted wife Sandra Grayer, his loving sons Jason (Shey) and Ryan (Teri) Grayer and their mother Shirley White-Grayer; eight siblings, Michael (Paula) Jones, Kathleen Grayer, Donald (Shellie) Grayer, James (Margaret) Grayer, Gerald Grayer, Roger Grayer, Kevin (Rachel) Grayer, Cheryl (Marcus) Guyton; six grandchildren, Javonte, Jaden, Jade, Kayla, Kayson, Rylan; two great-grandchildren Laylah Grayer and Amir Martin; step children Charles, Nikki, and Sam; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial service will take place Saturday May 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Charles Stewart officiating. Inurnment of ashes will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Please join Lorens family following the cemetery for a luncheon at Bethel AME Church, 326 E. Butler St., Adrian, MI. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.