Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:04 pm
The Messenger, April 22, 2010
Chester R. Gregory, 84, of Jacksonville, Ark., a former resident of South Fulton, died April 21, 2010, at North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. James Lawson officiating. The Rev. James Lawson will officiate and burial will follow there in Greenlea Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ben Hardy, Tim Stephenson, Zach Robertson, Chris Robertson, Ebon Paddock and Mike Paddock. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Lovas, Mayo Watts and Ronald Watts.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until the hour of services.
The family requests that memorials be made to Fulton Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1159 Parker Road, South Fulton, TN 38257.
He was born Nov. 24, 1925, in Graves County, Ky., son of the late Clifton Hall and Ruth (Hibbs) Gregory. He was a World War II U.S. Air Corps veteran and was a graduate of Dresden High School. He had lived in this area most of his life, moving to Jacksonville in 1996. He was the former owner of Chester’s Garage and was a member of Fulton Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hilde (Mueller) Gregory, whom he married June 7, 1949, in Idar Oberstein, Germany; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nancy Stephenson of Jacksonville, Deborah and Rick Robertson of Crossett, Ark., and Barbara and Ben Hardy of South Fulton; six grandchildren, Heather Paddock and Tim Stephenson, both of Jacksonville, Zachary Robertson of Temple, Texas, Chris Robertson of Conway, Ark., Meredith Robertson of Crossett and Mikaela Hardy of South Fulton; three great-grandchildren, Ebon Paddock of Jacksonville and Rylan Robertson and Ryder Robertson, both of Temple; and three sisters, Margaret Elizabeth Watts, Frances Louise Pierpoint and Rachel Pearl Thompson, all of Martin.
He was also preceded in death by an infant grandson.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.