OBITUARY

William L. Gregory Jr.

April 14, 1938February 7, 2019

William “Bill” Lark Gregory, Jr. age 80 a resident of Lakeview Josey Ranch retirement village in Carrollton, TX passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019. A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 11:30 am, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, TX. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Rhoton Funeral home in Carrollton, TX. Memorials may be made to the University of Arkansas Cossatot Community College in DeQueen AR the First United Methodist Church in DeQueen AR and Christ United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch TX. Those wishing to leave condolences may do so on the Rhoton Funeral Home website.

Bill was born April 14, 1938 in Lubbock, Texas to William “Lefty”Lark and Ella Mae (Bartlett) Gregory. He graduated from Crane High School in 1956 and from Texas Tech University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Bill was drafted into the army in 1962. He served in the Old Guard stationed at Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C. and was honorably discharged in 1964. On August 15, 1959, he married Elizabeth Ann Garner from Crane, Texas. They met when they were in grade school and were married almost 60 years. Bill, Ann and their three daughters moved to DeQueen Arkansas in 1970 where he and Ann lived for 42 years before moving back to Texas in 2012. He was employed with Weyerhaesuer for 30 years. Bill and his family were members of the First United Methodist Church in DeQueen where he was an active member on many committees in the church and community including being a member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Arkansas Cossatot Community College. After retiring, Bill and Ann traveled the country in their RV with family and friends.

Bill is survived by his wife Ann Gregory of Carrollton,TX daughters Christine Gregory of Carrollton, TX, Elizabeth Briley and her husband Graham of Norman, OK and Allison Finch and her husband Alan of Tulsa, OK grandsons, Greg Briley, Jordan Briley, Christopher Briley, Will Finch, and Josh Finch and granddaughter Page Finch and great-grandson James Briley.

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  • Survived by his wife Ann Gregory of Carrollton,TX daughters Christine Gregory of Carrollton, TX, Elizabeth Briley and her husband Graham of Norman, OK and Allison Finch and her husband Alan of Tulsa, OK grandsons, Greg Briley, Jordan Briley, Christopher Briley, Will Finch, and Josh Finch and granddaughter Page Finch and great-grandson James Briley.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

William L. Gregory Jr.

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Gary Lawson

February 17, 2019

I worked in the Hot Springs sales office for several years, and Bill was always the glue you could rely on between production and sales to make it happen. A great man that I was proud to call a friend.

Marilyn Archer

February 11, 2019

Our love and prayers to you all during this difficult time. We were privileged to know Bill through his work, in the community and through UA Cossatot.

Dennis and Kay Duggan

February 9, 2019

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bill was a sweet friend that always has “that” smile on His face . Love to all of you and a peace in your hearts knowing He will be waiting on you when you get there.

Don Womack

February 9, 2019

Sorry to lose such a fine person as you Bill. We will all see you again on the other side. Ann, the class of 1956 share your deep loss. God Bless you, your family and of course all those who knew Bill were truly blessed. Don

Mary Margaret Peek

February 9, 2019

We have such happy memories of our dear neighbors in DeQueen. Bill was always so kind and had such a good sense of humor. Our deepest condolences, love and prayers to all.
Mary Margaret. Gene, Scherrey and Suzanne.

Marvin and Angela (Anderson) O'Bryant

February 9, 2019

To Allison Finch and family:
We just wanted you to know that you have our deepest condolences. We will continue to pray for your strength. Remember that the Lord has you especially now.

Tom & Carol Petet

February 8, 2019

We are sorry for your loss, our prayers are with all of you.

Kevin and Melanie Marshall

February 8, 2019

Ms Ann, Christine, Elizabeth, and Allison., I will always remember his wonderful smile and pleasant demeanor. He will be missed by all who knew him. You will continue to be in our prayers. Hugs sent your way! 🙏🙏😘

Linda Boothe

February 8, 2019

A very sad time for us. Billy has been the best brother in law. We have had so much fun together traveling in our rv's since retirement. We have gone all over USA. So many good memories. Rest in peace sweet Billy. We will miss you! Love so much...

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