Charles Grayson

Obituary of Charles Grayson

Charles William Grayson, 91 of Montgomery Township died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Stonebridge at Montgomery with his loving wife by his side. Born in Somerville he was a lifelong Belle Mead resident. Mr. Grayson was a farmer operating the Grayson Family Farm and was the Charter Member of the Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 , a member and late a secretary of the Board of Adjustment for 11 years, Charles was elected to the Board of Education in 1953 serving 18 years, and served as Board President for 6 years. In 1967 he was elected Township Tax Assessor, a position he held for over 19 years until his retirement in 1986. In 1975 he was appointed by director Sidney Glaser of the State Division of Taxation as a member and Chairman of the Director's Farmland Committee, a position he held for 30 years. Charlie wrote and created the "Farmland Assessment Handbook for New Jersey Tax Assessors" for the division of Taxation in 1990. He was awarded the Distinguished Service to New Jersey Agriculture Citations by both the NJ Deaprtment of Agriculture and NJ Farm Bureau in 1993.Charlie was also Secretary and Treasurer of the Princeton Agricultural Association. He was a member of the Harlingen Reformed Church and a former Elder and Deacon. Son of the late William and Margaret (Nichols) Grayson, he is survived by his devoted and loving wife Lisa E. (Horster) Grayson. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Harlingen Reformed Church Route 206 at Dutchtown Road, Montgomery Township. Burial will be private in the Somerville Cemetery.

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