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Joel Fewell Gregory


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Joel Fewell Gregory

Memphis, tn

Joel Fewell Gregory, 103, passed away peacefully July 12, 2017. Joel was born June 26, 1914 in Crockett Mills, Tennessee.

Joel was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lydia Gregory; brothers, Harold and Roy Gregory; son, Woody Gregory and wife of 58 years, Nancy Woods Gregory. He is survived by his son, John R. Gregory (Tina); brother, Ray Gregory; grandchildren, Stacy Gregory and C. Todd Gregory; and great-grandchild, Ella Gregory.

In 1945, Joel and Nancy left Crockett County farming and moved to Memphis where he cofounded a residential home building company. He later worked with Boyle Investments as a project superintendent.

Joel was a very active member of McLemore Avenue Christian Church where he held many leadership positions. He was an avid fisherman, bowler and golfer. In later years, he enjoyed the Wii version of these sports. Joel was also a big fan of the University of Memphis Tigers and Memphis Grizzlies.

Joel led a long, happy and blessed life.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 15, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, with services at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Following the service, the family will travel to Crockett Mills, Tennessee for interment.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 14, 2017
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