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Francis Gregory

UNION, SC-- Mr. Neely Francis Gregory, age 89, husband of Susie Gaston Gregory, of 336 Mt. Tabor Church Road, Union, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home.
Mr. Gregory born in Union County August 27, 1922, a son of the late John L. Gregory and Mattie Pearl Palmer Gregory. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church where he served at church treasure and was an active Elder. Mr. Gregory attended Lockhart High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Following the war he returned to Union County where he began his business career, first as a cattle farmer and then as a self employed contractor. He later helped with the construction and management of Union Housing Authority. Mr. Gregory was retired from the USRDA, formerly FmHA, where he was Assistant County Supervisor, Construction Specialist and a mentor for many employees in the rural development agency. He was co-owner of the family business, Tire and Auto Service Center of Union. Mr. Gregory was a devoted member of the National Republican Committee.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Steven L. Gregory and wife Jewel of Union; two grandchildren, Nick Gregory and wife Nicole and Andrea Gregory Roberts and her husband Jeff; six great-grandchildren, Baylee Butler, Grant Butler, Drake Roberts, Makayla Gregory, Gavin Gregory and Hailey Gregory, all of Union. Mr. Gregory was predeceased by a daughter, Anna Suzette Gregory; two brothers, John L. Gregory, Jr. and William S. Gregory and a sister, Ann G. Fralick.
Funeral services will be held 4:30 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Philippi Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Brad Goodale. Burial will follow at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Steve Lemons.
Active pallbearers will be Glenn Ivey, Edward Farr, Robert Palmer, Ernest Richardson, Dean Garner, Robbie Whitehead, Eddie Wilson, and Jimmy Vaughan. The following are asked to assemble at the church Saturday at 4:15 PM to form the Honorary Escort: employees of Tire and Auto Service of Union, Randolph Whitehead and Nancy Lawson.
Visitation will be held at Philippi Baptist Church from 3:00 until 4:15 PM prior to the service Saturday afternoon.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.
The family is at the home 336 Mt. Tabor Church Road, Union, SC.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneral homes.com)

Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2012
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