Richard S. Gregory

June 17, 1935February 8, 2020

Richard Speer Gregory (Greg), born in So Orange, NJ was a retired Air Force jet pilot who then spent the rest of his career flying as a Corporate Pilot for Service Corporation International.

During his Air Force career as a jetfighter pilot he served in Vietnam and Korea, receiving many decorations and awards.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dolores Gregory and three daughters; Tanya Gregory, Rana Gregory O’Quinn, Karena Gregory West and husband Andrew and four grandchildren; Keagan and Kyndahl O’Quinn and Hunter and Nate West. Also left to cherish his memory are one brother and five sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm at Forest Park Lawndale located at 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX 77023. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 1612 East Walker, League City, TX 77573 with a reception to follow the mass and the interment will be at 2:00 pm at Forest Park Lawndale cemetery located at 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, Texas.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Mary’s KC Ladies Scholarship Fund 1612 East Walker, League City, Texas 77573 phone contact 281-332-3031.


  • Hunter West, Pallbearer
  • Nate West, Pallbearer
  • Keagan O'Quinn, Pallbearer
  • Eric Florian, Pallbearer
  • Eric Schroeder, Pallbearer
  • Andrew West, Pallbearer
  • Thomas Snethen, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Rosary Service Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Reception Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020


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Colleen Colmenares

February 17, 2020

Rana and I have been best friends since 6th grade and I spent many days and nights at their house. Mr. Gregory was always very kind and loved his family very much. He had an amazing career and I know he will be missed by many. May you rest in peace Mr. Gregory and know that you will never be forgotten! With love to Mrs. Gregory, Rana, Keagan and Kyndahl, Tanya, Karena & Andy, Hunter & Nate. May you all rest easier knowing that he is in the hands of the Lord! Rana - Our dads are together, looking down upon us and will always be keeping a watchful eye on their little girls! With all our love: Colleen, Robert & Michael Colmenares

Annalisa Nyquist

February 15, 2020

Mr. Gregory was like a second dad to me growing up, as I spent nearly every day and weekend of my youth at his house. Karena and I were very close for many years and we loved spending time with him when he wasnt flying someplace magnificent. Her daddy always greeted me with his twist on a familiar song reserved especially for me, "Annalisa, Annalisa, men have named you 🎶..." He would then give us humorous yet fatherly advice on how boys are nothing but trouble and to just ignore them. Turns out Mr. Gregory was right about that. The irony that both Karena and I would be mothers to boys is not lost on me, and I try to raise them to be as gentlemanly and graceful as Mr. Gregory always was to me. How fortunate for you, Karena, Rayna, Tanya & Miss Deloris, that he was yours. I am grateful that he was so influential to my life. Cheers to a life well lived, Mr. Gregory. Rest now knowing you were greatly loved. ♡Annalisa

Jill Barrow

February 15, 2020

We called this special neighbor Uncle Dick as he offered advice about our home and property. We felt we had our own security service as he was outside a lot. Loved living next to the Gregory’s at South Shore Harbour.

Don Loeffler

February 12, 2020

God speed on your final flight home my friend..
Don Loeffler, fellow Air Force and SCI Pilot....

Cousin Jimmy Wead

February 11, 2020

My dear cousin,
God bless and keep you strong. God bless Richard’s soul.
I’m here if you need me.
Looking forward to being with you and the family.

Cousin Jimmy

Carole Butler/ Page

February 11, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My sisters and I got to see your mom and dad at a Christmas concert a couple years ago and just loved getting to reminisce a little. I know how hard it is when you loose a parent, know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.