Loflin Funeral Home

212 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC


James Dwight Gregson Jr.

13 December , 19371 September , 2019

James Dwight Gregson, Jr., 81 of Liberty passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Friends Homes West.

He was a member of the 1956 graduating class of Liberty High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from N.C. State University in 1960 where he was an honorary member of the fraternities, Kappa Fi Kappa and Epsilon Pi Tau. In June of 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, Hilda “Tootie” Pike. Jim served in the NC National Guard and joined Gregson Furniture in 1961, later acquiring the family business with his brother, where he served as president until 1987. He was a member of Liberty First United Methodist Church and served as president of the Liberty Rotary Club. He enjoyed flying, golfing and sitting on his deck at Holden Beach.

Jim was born December 13, 1937 to Dwight and Orlynne Gregson and was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Barney and Mamie Gregson.

Jim is survived by his wife, Hilda “Tootie” Pike Gregson; son, J.D. Gregson III “Tripp”; daughter, Kara Jean Sheppard and her husband, Ben; granddaughters, Abigail Gregson, Olivia Gregson, and Maddy Sheppard; brother, Doug Gregson and sister, Peggy Davis.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Gregson family.


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Sally Miller

11 September 2019

Dear Tootie and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing and we want to extend our sympathy from all the staff of Miller Vision. We have considered it a privilege to have cared for him all these years and will truly miss his humor and good nature.
May Christ give you all the peace that only He can give in your time of loss.

Pam Smith

4 September 2019

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Appreciate the opportunity to know Jim and his family.
Pam and Bud Smith

Elizabeth Freeman Burris

4 September 2019

So sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Debby Alston

4 September 2019

Tootie, Kara and family,

We are sad to hear but glad to know that Mr. Gregson has taken his final flight and is free at last! You will continue to be in our prayers as you adjust to this huge loss in your lives. Blessings and love,
Debby (Koesy) Alston and Dora Koesy

chip butler

4 September 2019

Had lots of good times through the years. Will miss you. Best, Chip
Carol, Lily and Carter

Jerry Light

4 September 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jerry & Dawn Light

Carol Stevenson

3 September 2019

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good and kind man and he will be missed.