|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1925|
|Death: ||Sep. 25, 2011|
Surrounded by his family at bedside singing "Precious Memories" J. L. Gregory, 86, took his last breath and his spirit soared to heaven.
He was born in Anderson County to Martin and Mary Bell Crum Gregory.
He married Joyce Martin Gregory on December 5, 1942 and they moved to Dallas where he worked for Mrs. Bairds Bread until he was called into service. He served in the United States Navy in Corpus Christi.
After his service they moved back to Palestine to spend the rest of their married lives. He was a retired carpenter, an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting, fishing and watching wildlife. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed pranking family and friends.
He was a member of Lone Pine Baptist Church. He was a devoted family man, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, J.L. "Sonny" Gregory, Jr.; and two brothers, Paul and Lewis Gregory and sister, Dorothy Corley.
He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 68 years, Joyce Gregory of Palestine; daughter, Sharon McKenzie-Roberts and husband Glenn of Tennessee Colony; two sisters Barbara Riley of Palestine and Sue Wilcox of Buford, Georgia; two grandchildren, Craig McKenzie and wife Lori of Spring and Bryce McKenzie and wife Dr. Tanya Solis-McKenzie of Palestine and five great grandchildren, Chelsi, Cade, Amber, Ella and Clara.
Serving as pallbearers: Sammy Vickery, Jimmy Martin, Marlin Martin, Donnie Teel, Bob Poinsett and Bryce McKenzie.
Martin Paul Gregory (1891 - 1944)
Mary Bell Crum Rodgers (1904 - 1975)
Joyce Marie Martin Gregory (1924 - 2016)*
J. L. Gregory (1952 - 1969)*
Paul Gregory (1920 - 1935)*
Lewis Edward Gregory (1923 - 1998)*
J. L. Gregory (1925 - 2011)
Dorothy Gregory Corley (1927 - 2004)*
Wanda Sue Gregory Wilcox (1939 - 2012)*
Land of Memory Cemetery
Plot: Garden of the Last Supper
Created by: McKenzie-Roberts
Record added: Aug 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95582506
Together they lived in happiness. Together they rest in peace..|
Added: Mar. 18, 2016
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peacef...(Read more)|
Added: Sep. 5, 2014
Gail McKinzie Clark
Added: Jun. 1, 2014
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