Parmar Lee Gregory

October 7, 1930April 23, 2013
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Parmar Lee Gregory passed away on April 23, 2013. Services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Broadway Church of Christ, 100 Cumberland Rd, Tyler, with Jim Laws and Nat Ayres officiating. Graveside, under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home, will be Saturday, 2:30 p.m. at Mattox Cemetery in Upshur County. Parmar was born in Littlefield, Texas on October 7, 1930. Later his family moved to Upshur County, residing in the Stamps community northeast of Gilmer. Parmar graduated from New Diana high school in 1948. He received a B. S. degree from (at the time) East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce in 1951 and an M. S. degree in 1952. He served as principal for the elementary school in New Diana, before entering the United States Army at the time of the Korean War. During his army service, he taught soldiers basic elementary subjects. After the army, Parmar taught math at Gilmer high school. In 1955, he began working for General Dynamics in the aerospace industry, as an engineer, conducting tests in super sonic and hyper sonic wind tunnels in Lone Star and Fort Worth, Texas. In 1956, Parmar married Jackie Sue Spigner. They were married for 56 years. In 1970, Parmar and Jackie moved their family to Tyler, where Parmar owned and operated several small businesses for the next 35 years. Parmar’s main interest, outside of his family, was serving as an elder for the Broadway Church of Christ for 17 years. He and his family were charter members of the congregation. Parmar was preceded in death by his parents Matha Parmar and Ruby Gregory as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Surviving family members are his wife, Jackie; and their two children: daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Gilbert Hearn of Flint, and son and daughter–in-law Mark and Angel Gregory, of Mesquite. In his last years, Parmar’s four grandchildren were his delight; Lauren Long and husband, Riley of Dallas, Landon Gregory of Arlington, Clint Hearn of College Station and Emily Hearn of Tyler. Pallbearers will be Troy Bland, John Caylor, Billy Ray Dean, Gale McMullen, Ric Steele, and Lynn Tindall. Honorary pallbearers include Art Mitchell, Marcus Turner, and Fred Wilkinson. The family wishes to acknowledge the many years of care provided by Dr. Donald Knarr and Dr. Kenny Kummerfeld. Also, special thanks to Mrs. Cora Nelson who assisted with Parmar’s care during these past several months. Visitation is scheduled from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at Lloyd James Funeral Home, 1011 East First Street, in Tyler.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013

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Jimmy & Lavinia Atchley

April 28, 2013

Jackie and family we offer our thanks to you and Parmer for the memories that started with our sharing conversations and laughter on the front porch of Mrs. Bledsoe's home in Commerce, TX when we were all college students together. They have continued through today when we had the wonderful sharing experience of Parmer stepping over to the wonderful love we hold in our expectations as Christian believers. It has been a grand experience in the limited time we have had together over these more than 60 years of a sharing and loving friendship. We look forward to that wonderful friendship in our future walk together and getting to know your immediate family even better.

We extend our love to you, Susan, Gilbert, Mark, Angel and other members of your family at this trying time.

April 27, 2013

Angel and Family,

We know he is in a better place. I know you are so thankful for the time and memories you spent together, which you will always treasure. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Sheri

Lloyd James Funeral Home

April 26, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this time.

Dave & Susan Harness

April 26, 2013

Susan and Gilbert,
You, your mom and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. We never got to meet your dad, but his legacy is evident in who you are. We love you.

April 25, 2013

Jackie, Susan and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know there is a huge hole in the family but it is wonderful knowing he is in heaven with his Father. Love you, Dianne Walker

Mark, Donna, and Sarah Miller

April 25, 2013

Dearest Susan, Gilbert, Clint, and Emily,
You are in our hearts and in our prayers. We love you dearly.

Philippians 3:20-21

Randy & Debbie Clinton

April 25, 2013

Susan we are praying for you and your family including your mom, Gilbert and the kids. My prayer is that so many great memories come flooding back and you are able to celebrate your dad in a great way. Love you guys.

Tibby and Ann Wright

April 25, 2013

Gilbert, Susan and Kids - We are praying that God will comfort you during these difficult days. We are so thankful for the promise that your dad is in heaven and that you will see him again! What a legacy of faith your dad and mom have blessed you with throughout your life! Your dad will be greatly missed here on earth by so many and what a difference his life has made for the Kingdom of God. We love you and pray that God will surround you with his love and peace!

Tim & Karen Yarbrough

April 24, 2013

Susan, Gilbert, Clint & Emily. You are all in our prayers. We grieve and cry with you and ask the Lord to bless you with His loving kindness and the peace that passes all of your knowledge and understanding.