August 16, 1944 - April 19, 2016
BLUEFIELD -- Charles "Sad Sack" Henry Gregory passed away on April 19, 2016 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Bluefield, WV his entire life and was 71 years old.
Born in Bluefield, West Virginia on August 16, 1944, he was the son of the late Charlie Jack Gregory and the late Myrtle Holt Gregory. Charles was a truck driver all his life, being a former employee of Vencil's and Industrial Transport. He loved seeing the country from behind the wheel of a tractor trailer and did not retire until the age of 70.
He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting and boating. He was a man of many talents. He could look at anything and build it. He never tired of his love of the outdoors and spent many hours on riverbanks and in the woods. He lived life to the fullest and was a wonderful father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Okey Pennington, whom he considered his father; his first wife, Diana Dinger Gregory and his son, Richard Allen Gregory.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 44 years, Alice Roten Gregory; his sister, Elizabeth Gregory of Bluefield; three daughters, Donna Edwards and husband Bryan of Bluefield; Rebecca Gregory of Bluefield, and Tammy Tabor of Bluefield; along with one son, Charles Lane Gregory of Lindside. He also leaves behind his adoring grandchildren, Jacob Edwards, Dametrea Edwards, Dakota Edwards, Jordan Gregory, Jessica Gregory, Tara Sparks and husband Matthew; Michael Roaten and wife Alexandria Roaten; and Gabriel Tabor. He was the proud grandfather of 10 great-grandchildren, Alissa, Hannah, Noah, Matthew, Brayden, Kristopher, Madison, Wyatt, Isabella, and Grayson
A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Compton and Gary Pennington officiating. Those wishing to visit with the family and pay last respects may do so on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour.
In keeping with Charles' wishes, he will be cremated with his ashes spread at a family cemetery on Hurricane Ridge between the graves of his son and his grandfather. The family would also like to thank everyone for their prayers during our loved one's illness and through this difficult time.
Revelations 21 :4 "He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
Published on April 21, 2016


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