Randall L. Gregg

November 24, 1969April 25, 2014

Born in Greensboro, NC, Randall "Randy" Gregg was a rare sort of person, an entrepreneur at heart, a lawyer by schooling, a supporter of those who needed help, an accomplished photographer and a dedicated journalist. He founded eight news publications over the last 15 years, including The Raleigh Telegram, The Sun of Guilford County, The Triangle TechJournal, The Raleigh Downtowner and RTP-TV, to name a few. Randall was an avid boatman and a relentless adventurer who wasn’t afraid of doing things his own way. He volunteered as an embedded journalist accompanying the Air Force in Haiti right after the earthquake, covered Hurricane Irene in Pamlico as it happened and wrote thousand of articles in his pursuit to tell the untold story. He was proud to have met four American Presidents, was interviewed on CNN and other national news shows numerous times and published four photography books of his travels and adventures. Randall's kindness was only surpassed by his sense of humor and his effortless way of making everyone around him smile. He was a 44-year-old kid at heart when he passed on April 25, 2014, enjoying one of his favorite pastimes of riding motorcycles. He is survived by his mother and father, Grace and Stewart Gregg of the Greensboro area, and brothers Crash and Eric of Raleigh. He leaves behind a legacy of journalistic and philanthropic accomplishments and a large group of friends and family around the globe who will miss him dearly. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00am at Summerfield Baptist Church, located at 2300 Scalesville Rd, Summerfield, NC 27358. In lieu of flowers, a contributing fund has been set up in Randall's name at



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Annie Nice

April 27, 2015

I miss ya Randall. forever in my heart, thoughts and prays.

April 26, 2015

Please join Randall's family and friends this Sunday, April 26th, 2015 for an intimate celebration and remember his life, his travels, and his accomplishments. To follow in the footsteps of Randall, we're holding the wake in the back "cottage" of Tir Na Nog Irish Pub Raleigh, where he did much of the writing and hard work for his newspapers. We invite you to come share a hug, share a Randall story or two, and have a pint in his honor.

Mary Williamson

May 9, 2014

Randy you were such a positive force in life. I know that your work will be continued. You are looking down on us right now I just know it!

Guy Morrison

May 7, 2014

Such tragic news.Heartbreaking and just out of the blue as tragedy often is. Randall and I formed an alliance thru my business at The Shrimp Connection in Summerfield Farms: we traded shrimp for advertising.A beautiful thing. But more than that we discussed the local political climate.He provided such great dry humor but more than that he put some "checks and balances" into the Town Hall and council.My sympathy goes to his family and to all those who saw his greatness and love for life. A brilliant mind is gone but the memories are burned into our hearts.We talked about Charles Bukowski,an author he liked:

“there is a place in the heart that will never be filled
a space
and even during the
best moments
the greatest times
we will know it
we will know it
more than
there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
we will wait

in that space.”
? Charles Bukowski

Jean Stofanik

May 3, 2014

Grace and family, God's peace be with all of you. I remember the boys from school and church and my boys were the same ages. Prayers, Jean Stofanik

Emily K. Conner

May 2, 2014

Randy was my supervisor at a college internship a number of years ago. I was shocked and saddened to learn of his passing and wanted to offer my sympathy and condolences to the Gregg Family. As a mentor, he demonstrated a fun, yet determined, can-do spirit and always took the time to ensure my internship was meaningfull and productive, for which I'm grateful. He was generous with his time and talents. Again my condolences for your loss.

Chris Clark

May 2, 2014

To the entire Gregg family. I am very sorry for your loss and you have my deepest sympathies. I don't really have the words to express just how I feel but I was flabbergasted to say the least as I know you were as well. I've known Randy for over 30 years and he was a wonderful person and a great humanitarian. My wife and I just had dinner with him on Monday before and as usual had a wonderful time discussing all of our normal topics which always included boating. Our slips were close together at the marina and we always enjoyed each others company. This has been very tough and I am just able to even discuss it openly. You are all in my prayers and Randy will always be in my thoughts. He was an awesome friend and I'm thankful for the time that I was able to spend with him.

Julie Jones

May 1, 2014

So saddened by this tragic loss for the Gregg family and each of us who had the honor to know Randall. I had only recently come to talk with him again after HS and I wish I had the opportunity to know even more about him. What an amazing and an all around great guy. I am sure he is sitting in the Heavens telling his many stories and will be waiting on the other side for each of us.

May 1, 2014

Randy was a dedicated journalist and I enjoyed speaking to him over the years on different issues within the community. I worked with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office and I had the opportunity of knowing Randy for many years working the Summerfield, Oak Ridge, and Stokesdale area. My thoughts and prayers are with Randy's family.

(Retired Captain)Phil Byrd

Molly Carroll

April 30, 2014

When I heard of your tragic loss, my heart ached for you and your family. I know how much you love your boys! I remember all the sweet stories you use to share of Randy. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Again, I am sorry for your loss.