Gary Gregory

Gary Gregory Obit

Gary Gregory, 73, hit his final home run and rounded the bases of life as he finished his home run trot on Thursday, November 2, 2017.

Memorial Service: 10am Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Hewitt Community Church, 212 Kiowa Trail, Hewitt, TX 76643.

Flower Deliveries: deliver to the church from 8-9 AM on the morning of the service.

Gary was born to Albert Newton and Florence Jane (Bullock) Gregory on March 2, 1944 in Newark, OH. He married the love of his life, Sherry (Bowman) Gregory on November 24, 1976 and on July 3, 1978 they welcomed their precious little girl, Stephanie Jo, and life was never the same.

Gary had a huge heart for God, his family, country, baseball, sports and those around him in need. It was not uncommon to have him fix a leaky sink, install a fan or spend time playing dominoes with those he cared for. He loved baseball with a passion and was honored to play for his Sports Illustrated recognized award winning hometown Baltimore team. He coached and umpired hundreds of kids and each left an impression on him and his love for the game.

Gary proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and continued to display his patriotism wherever he went and was honored to be selected as the first recipient to represent Columbus, OH in the Honor Flight as a Vietnam Veteran. He was a proud American who fought long after the war every day with complications from agent orange exposure. He worked over 20 years at Anchor Hocking in Lancaster, OH. He moved to Texas in 1988 where he worked as a designer for Lux Packaging Corporation which later became PCA for thirteen years, where he finally resigned, due to his continuous medical battle.

Gary was a proud to serve at many different churches during his life that included New Life Christian Center, Victorious Life Church, Harvest Time Revival Center and Hewitt Community Church.

He was a selfless person who gave hours of time to help others and later in life enjoyed spending extra time with friends and family he loved. He loved a simple game of dominoes or Yker, watching an Ohio State football game, ushering at church, cracking a joke and on a good day, fishing or traveling the fifty states . Gary loved to tease those around him and keep them laughing. He had a competitive nature and usually gained attention whether he was playing with friends or watching a grandchild’s game.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Florence Jane Gregory; sister, Sue Richards; and father-in-law, Carl Bowman.

Gary was survived by his caring wife of over 40 years, Sherry Gregory of Woodway, TX; loving daughter, Stephanie and son-in-law Justin Arnett; his pride and joy, grandchildren, Julieana and Jeremiah Arnett all of McGregor, TX; brother, Rod Gregory of Lancaster, OH; sisters, Elaine and brother-in-law Patrick Quinn, Dawn and brother-in-law David Jackson all of Baltimore, OH; brother-in-law, Dale and wife, Angie Bowman, of Lancaster, OH; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, lifelong friends and teammates throughout the United States.

He fought the good fight and won. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends, but we will forever have the memories to hold onto until we meet again in Heaven. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7

Contaction Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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  1. So sorry for the loss of Gary. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for everything you did for me when I first came to Texas and took me in. Those were many years ago but good memories.

  2. MaryLynn Eppley Honsberger

    Comfort and peace to you Sherry and family.

  3. So sorry for your loss. May God keep you and your family in his hands. From all of my family in Florida.

  4. Sherry and family,
    Gary was such an awesome man, and I loved him dearly. We had many talks when I had the pleasure of taking care of him here in Lancaster. He welcomed me into his home various times, as if I were family. He will be greatly missed, and I know that I will see him again. Rest in peace Gary, you are now in Heaven with God, and all is good. Thank-you for all you did for me and our conversation. They will always be remembered.

  5. Gary was my friend and I loved him very much

  6. Warner & Robin Mathias

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  7. Sherry, so sorry for your loss. Gary was a blessed man with such a loving famiy. My prayers and thoughts for you and your family.

  8. Heather Andrzejewski (Hernandez)


    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family and your mom.

  9. Have lots of memories of Gary and know what a loss this is. Always enjoyed when he came back to Ohio and would stop to visit. My condolences to Sherry, Stephanie and his brother and sisters.

  10. I met Gary years ago when I was a little girl. We were visiting “Uncle Ab & Aunt Jane” . ( Uncle Ab was my Gram Hattie’s brother) He was one of the happiest men I had ever met. I know He will be missed.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers dear ones. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Much Love In Him
    Lynette Gillespie Martin

  11. Joyce Gillespie Clark

    Gary was a special cousin he will be missed. Lots of good memories with him. Rest In Peace Gary.

  12. Love and prayers to the entire family. Lynn (Kalish) Meyer

  13. So sorry for your loss. I played softball with and against Gary in the Industrial League in Lancaster OH. He was a top competitor and great person. My deepest sympathy.

  14. Sherry and Stephanie, you have my deepest condolences. It has been many years since I last saw Gary but I remember him fondly as a family man that loved and served God. May you and yours find comfort in these sorrowful moments and remember the joyful times you shared with Gary over the years. He will not be forgotten.
    Harry “Doug” Eyre

  15. Sherry, Stephanie and family, I’m saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Getting around in life in his later years seemed to be a struggle that he fought valiantly. I know his absence has left a void in your heart, but you know you will be reunited. Thoughts and prayers, Rick and Karen Winters

  16. Shirley (Whittington) Mathias

    So Sorry for your loss. I knew Gary, when he lived across from my mom in Romeside. ( Baltimore, Ohio ) What a good family. Take care and God Bless you and your family.

  17. Janet Dickson-Morris

    So very sorry for your loss Sherry. We all worked together at Anchor years ago. I am sending prayers for comfort.
    Janet Dickson-Morris

  18. Sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. I worked with Gary at Anchor Hocking many years ago. We shared a passion for officiating sports. I am sure he will be greatly missed by his many friends and dear family. May he forever Rest In Peace.
    Mike Shook
    Lancaster, Oh


  20. Robert Scarberry

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. My sincere condolences to the Gregory family. May your good thoughts and memories help get you through this difficult time.

  21. So sorry to hear about my friend Gary, I worked with Gary at Anchor Hocking many years ago. What a great guy. He will be deeply missed.

    John Foust. Baltimore Ohio

  22. Kim "Lumpy" Stilwell

    I am very sorry to hear of Coach Gregory’s passing. He was my little league baseball coach, “THE BRAVES” back in the late 60s & early 70s. I last saw him when he made the trip to Baltimore to be a part of the GRAND MARSHALS for The Baltimore Festival Parade to honor him & his fellow teammates of the STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL teams from 1961, 1962 & 1964. He was a good man and I will forever remember him. Thank you coach Gregory!

  23. Steve & Jennifer Weaver

    What a great tribute to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and veteran! We will continue to keep your family in our prayers. Much love, The Weavers

  24. Judy And Joe Noblick

    We are very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. You, Stephanie and family are in our prayers. I know you have many many great memories that will bring a smile to your face and peace to your heart.

  25. Judy and Joe Noblick

    Sherry, We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. You, Stephanie and family are in our prayers. I hope your many memories will bring a smile to you in the days ahead.

  26. Sherry and family. Steve and I are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. May he Rest In Peace now and God’s arms surround your family. Hugs, Steve & Mardee Skiver

  27. Sherry & Stephanie so sorry for your loss. Gary you will be greatly missed.

  28. Sherry & Stephanie so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great man and will truly be missed.

  29. Sherry& Stephanie, so very sorry about Gary.
    I just love you guys so much. Gary, was such a sweet man. I know that he is upthere in heaven with Jesus. Sherry, if you need someone to talk too, I am here for you. You can find me on facebook. love you, pam brown.

  30. Janie Klinck Huth

    Dear Sherry, So sorry to learn of Gary’s passing but am relieved for him and glad he is now made whole and with his maker in heaven. Keeping you in our prayers! Fondly Janie and Al Huth

  31. David Griffiths

    Sherry & Stephanie,
    I’m sad to hear of Gary’s passing. During our time together at PCA we had the chance to get to know and respect each other quite well. It’s hard to believe how fast time flies but I’ll never forget the call I got from Gary a little after 8AM on 9/11/2001 about what was transpiring in NYC. Take care and God Bless. Regards, DG

  32. Lynn Fisher Campbell

    Sherry, so sorry to hear about Gary. I’m sure he joined the baseball team as soon as he arrived in heaven. He will greatly missed by his classmates and friends but we will see him again on the other side. Lynn Fisher Campbell

  33. Sherry,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and sorry I did not hear about this until recently. I pray peace and comfort for you, Steph, and the kids.

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