William Gregory

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GALLIPOLIS — William Forrest "Red" Gregory, 83, of Gallipolis, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the home of his daughter Billie in Letart, W.Wa.

He was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Scioto County, the son of the late Forrest Stanley and Clara Mae Neu Gregory. William was married to Elva Jean Adkins Gregory and she preceded him in death on June 8, 1995. He was retired from Ravenswood Aluminum and was a member of the McDaniel Crossroad Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading his Bible, fishing, raising horses, family get-togethers and playing cards with his buddies. William served in U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by four daughters, Diana (Wayne) McClaskey, of Gallipolis, Billie Jean (Michael) Ralbusky, of Letart, Karen (Lee) Hickman, of Huntington, W.Va., and Rebecca (Kenneth) Farley, of Proctorville; two sons, Forrest Stanley Gregory, of Patriot, and Joshua Aaron Gregory, of Ironton; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Shelby Gregory, of Wheelersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother Charles Gregory; and sister Maxine Bloomfield.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor David Henson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Friends may call the funeral home between 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

There will be military graveside rites conducted at the cemetery.

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12 Garfield Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-9295
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2014
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