George D. Gregory (doc)

Born on May 13, 1920

Departed on January 25, 2008 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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GREGORY, Dr. George D. (Doc). Of Nashville, January 25, 2008, age 87. Preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, and one sister. Survived by his bride of 62 years, Lillene (Lil) Overby Gregory; children, Marty Gregory (Mary), Julia Gregory Armes (Roger), and Maggie Gregory Kersten (Kent); grandchildren, Emily Armes Reasonover (Charles), Rebekah Gregory, Annie Armes, Georgia Allis Kersten, Evan Kersten, and Will Kersten; great-grandchild, Lee Reasonover; brother in law, Joe P. Overby; nieces, Linda O. Freeman, Betty Ray Goodpaster; nephews, Tommy Gregory (Roberta), and John Michael Gregory (Diane). Dr. Gregory attended East High School, David Lipscomb College, and graduated from UT Memphis College of Pharmacy in 1949. He was the owner of Knight Drug Company for many years, and continued to practice pharmacy until his death. Dr. Gregory served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Pharmacist Mate First Class in the Pacific. He was awarded five battle stars. He served on the Board of Directors for First Tennessee Bank for 20 years, he also served on the Board of Metro General Hospital for 10 years, and was a current member of the Board of Advocates for Bordeaux Hospital. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home Goodlettsville Sunday from 4-8 pm, and Monday from 5-8 pm. Chapel service will be held Tuesday January 29, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Courtney Wilson, officiating. Interment to follow at Nashville National Cemetery, Gallatin Rd. Active pallbearers: Ernie Blunkall, Jimmy Costello, Wayne Smith, Ricci Lynn, Todd Bess, Jeff Moore, Kent Kersten, Evan Kersten. Honorary pallbearers: Joe Overby, Jr., Kendall Lynch, Jack Mayfield, George Diehl, Troy Lynn, Dr. Robert Pilkinton, Dr. Gregory Rowbotham,The Johnson family, the Kirksey family, the Board of the Bordeaux Hospital Advocates, and staff of Tri-Med Pharmacy Services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bordeaux Hospital Advocates, 1414 County Hospital Rd. or the National Kidney Foundation.

7 Comments to George D. Gregory (doc)

  1. ERIN BUTLER
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    He was a truely honorable and wonderful person. It is rare in life to know such a good and true person. He will be sorely missed by friends and family alike.

  2. Donald Hoff
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    During my junior year at U.T. Knoxville, my father died. Dr. Gregory co-signed the note for a loan that enabled me to complete my education. I never forgot that!

  3. Mike Rogers
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    We are very sorry to hear of Docs passing.We survived Hurricane Opal together and he will indeed be missed.It was honor to call him my friend.This Crimson Tide fan will think of you always and especially the third Saturday in October.This is for you Doc….Go Vols.

  4. Pam Redus
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    I never knew Mr. Gregory personally, but as a friend of Marty and Mary Gregory, I would like to express my admiration and respect for Mr. Gregory and the most phenomenal and wonderfully well-lived purposeful life that Mr. Gregory lived and one that made such an impact on so many. I sincerely regret I never had the opportunity to meet him in person. Pam

  5. Kathy Smith
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    Dave & I are so sorry to hear of Mr. Gregory’s passing. He was a great man and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy is extended to all of the family. You have been and will continue to be in our prayers. Love, Dave & Kathy – Thomasville, GA

  6. Jane Kersten
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    My family and I have been blessed to know him. He will be missed.

  7. Pat Lynch
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    I love you guys! So many times, so many memories. Thanks so much for your friendships. Marty: I will get in touch soon.

    Pat & Betty

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