SAN ANGELO D.W. Gregory "Ward" passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in San Angelo in Shannon Hospital. David Ward Gregory was born in San Angelo on July 23, 1929, in the old Shannon Hospital. Ward passed away due to natural causes. He lived 84 years, three months and 10 days. Ward's parents were Wm. David Gregory from Ballinger and Lloys Ward Gregory of Sonora. Ward is survived by his loving wife, Sue Berry Gregory; they were married in McCamey on Jan. 31, 1951, while he attended Rice Institute and she attended University of Houston. They were high school sweethearts and devoted companions for 62 years, nine months and two days. The D.W. Gregorys started a life together in Texas City, Texas, working as a chemical engineer they raised two sons and enjoyed dancing, sail boating, photography, camping, travel and archeology. In addition to his wife, Ward is also survived by two sons; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; and a beautiful great-granddaughter named Jadyn. They are David Berry Gregory, Phillip Joseph Ander Gregory Sr. and Phillip Joseph Ander Gregory Jr., Mrs. Becky Gregory and Mrs. Rebekah Gregory Campbell and husband Jason B. Campbell. The Gregory's also lived in Dickinson, Friendswood and Kemah, all in Galveston country never very far from Galveston Island and the Gulf of Mexico. Ward had a lifelong interest in and love of the sea and often expressed his desire to be cremated and buried at sea and so it shall be. After retirement they eventually moved back to San Angelo where he was active in and enjoyed many of the local organizations; especially Concho Valley Archeological Society, also Community Health Club. Ward was happy and willing photographer for the Concho Valley Quilters Guild and the Archeology Fair. Ward was a member of Southland Baptist Church, so Pastor Taylor Sandlin will conduct a memorial service at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in Shaffer Funeral Home chapel on Sherwood Way. All friends, neighbors, associates and other good people are invited to say farewell to a good man. Online condolences may be made at shafferpioneer.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Nov. 7 to Nov. 9, 2013