Joseph I. Gregory

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85, of Buckhannon, WV, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Joe was born in Marlinton, WV, on November 20, 1930, to Emerson and Edna Fisher Gregory and was raised in Braxton County, WV. He was a 1948 graduate of Sutton High School where he served as President of his graduating class. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kate Gregory and his brother, Bill Gregory. Joe was employed by The Home National Bank until moving to Bradenton, Florida in 1969. Joe also served as Sutton Town Recorder and was a member of the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department. After moving to Florida, he worked for Palmetto Federal Savings and Loan and West Coast Optical. Joe enjoyed spending time with his lifelong GWHA friends at Fort Gregory in Braxton County where many memories were made. Joe spent his retirement years living in Buckhannon, WV. Joe is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann; daughters, Mary Joe Harris (Bob) of Hurricane, WV, Barbara Kay Foster (David) and Katherine Ann Buckley (Mike), both of Bradenton, FL; stepsons, Charles Whitley of Bradenton, FL, and Roger Marks of NC; sister, Nancy Struthers of Charleston, WV; brother, David Gregory (Linda) of Ravenswood, WV; grand-children, Mary Catherine Doalson (Charlie), Kate Buckley, both of Asheville, NC, and Gregory Buckley of Cape Coral, FL. Graveside burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Promise Foundation or the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be sent to the family at
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Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel
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Buckhannon, WV 26201
(304) 472-2311
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on Oct. 13, 2016