GREGORY, WILLIAM (BILL) O., CSM (RETIRED) - age 85, of Powell, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was a member of Sharon Baptist Church. He was a retired US Army veteran from 1947 to 1956, reenlisted in the Tennessee National Guard from 1956 to 1992 and was a veteran of Desert Storm. Bill was a graduate of Alcoa High School, attended Maryville College and transferred to the University of Tennessee. He was an employee of Bethlehem Steel of Baltimore, Maryland. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with his son, grandsons, and great grandson; and also liked to hunt and fish. He was a super husband, dad, and granddaddy. Preceded in death by parents, Victor and Gusta Gregory; sister, Lousie Zachary; brother, Reed Gregory, Jr. Survived by wife, Pearl Gregory; son, Jeffrey Gregory and wife Donna; grandchildren, Joshua and wife Stacei; Justin and wife, Brittany; great grandchildren, Jordan and Joshua, Jr.; sister, Barbara Gunter; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to the Sharon Baptist Church Building Fund and/or East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at the World's Fair site. Family will receive friends 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 7. at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with Dr. James Robertson and Rev. Mark McCoig officiating. Family will meet 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel and proceed to East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, John Sevier Highway, for an interment service at 11:30 a.m.www.mynattfh.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from July 4 to July 5, 2014