William Preston Gregory
February 20, 1947 – May 10, 2019
William Preston Gregory, 72, passed away on May 10, 2019 in Tampa. Bill was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland to Florence and Willie Gregory on Feb. 20, 1947. He graduated from Jesuit High School, Tampa, in 1965. He married Michele Anderson on June 28, 1975 in Houston, Tx. He graduated from University of Florida in 1971 with a degree in Business Administration and from The University of Houston in 1974, magna cum laude, with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Bill was in private law practice, William P. Gregory, Attorney at Law, for 44 years. At The University of Houston he was a member of the Houston Law Review and achieved membership in The Order of the Barrons, the highest honorary legal scholastic society of the University of Houston, Bates College of Law.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Florence Collins Gregory and Willie P. Gregory.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Michele Anderson Gregory, sisters Corinne Arnold (Paul), Mary Kvinta (Chuck) and Margaret Brodeur and sisters-in-law Lynn Lewis, Joan Ashford and Gwenne Buck. He is also survived by nieces Sarah Arnold and Joan Perucci (Anthony) and nephew Peter Arnold (Beth) and their children Harper and Emma.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 17 at 10:00am at St. Paul Catholic Church, 12708 N Dale Mabry Highway.
Because of Bill’s love for animals, in lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a memorial donation be made to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
- Funeral Memorial Mass Friday, May 17, 2019