Albert Michael (Mike) Gregory

GREGORY Albert Michael (Mike) Gregory passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 3, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He left behind his wife, Patricia; two daughters and their husbands, Fayne and Wayne Lauramore, Amanda and Rick Mace, and four grandchildren, Clay Lauramore, Katlin Terrell, Cayden and Justin Mace and many friends. Mike served in the U. S. Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran retiring after 21 years of service. He subsequently retired from AT&T/Converges after 20 years. Mike was a dedicated volunteer with River Run, U.S.O. at Jacksonville International Airport and Wreaths Across America. In 2008 he joined the Patriot Guard Riders and became Ride Captain in 2009 he had the nickname of Spider Rider. He enjoyed riding his Spider Motorcycle as he escorted his fellow veterans and volunteers to place wreaths on the graves at the National Cemetery in Jacksonville Florida. As a Patriot Guard Rider he also escorted veterans to their final resting place. As a Notary Public he was proud to have performed over 500 weddings. He was a member of the V.F. W. Post 5968, Master Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. Mike's most treasured volunteer organization was Wreaths Across America. His family is asking that in lieu of flowers that his memory be honored by sponsoring wreaths to this organization whose purpose is to Remember, Honor and Teach about the service of our Veterans, active military and their families. Sponsorships may be made at Chapel service will be held at Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home; 127 Blanding Blvd; Orange Park, Florida at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013. The funeral procession will depart for the National Cemetery at 1 p.m. with internment at 2:30 p.m. with full military honors. A celebration of Mike's life will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the V.F.W. 187 Arora Blvd, Orange Park, Florida beginning at 2 p.m. Please post tributes at Please Sign the Guestbook @

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Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home
127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 264-2481

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Nov. 13, 2013