Bobby Edward Gregory, 72, of Clairman, IL; born December 27, 1941 in Galatia, IL; passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Mr. Gregory was a coal miner. He was a member of the Clairman Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon in July of 1976. He was also a member of the UMWA Local 1820. Bobby was a ham radio enthusiast. He also enjoyed radio controlled model airplanes and helicopters.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Earl and Virginia, nee McKenzie, Gregory. Also preceded in death by 1 brother.
He is survived by his wife Gale, nee Shook, Gregory whom he married on November 11, 1960 in Clairman, IL. His children – Bobby (Tina) Gregory of Oakdale, IL; Randy (Becky) Gregory of Marissa, IL; Christine (David) Boyster of Clairman, IL; Travis (Carol) Gregory of Marissa, IL; Damon (Amber) Gregory of Marissa, IL; Kristen Gregory of Marissa, IL. 18 grandchildren. 11 step-grandchildren. 4 great-grandchildren. 6 step-great-grandchildren. 1 brother – Tommy (Mary Lou) Gregory of Clairman, IL. 1 sister – Eileen Wilkerson of Clairman, IL.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:00pm.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.