1912 - 2003
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Stop Nine Church of Christ in Byesville, for Charles L. Gregg, 91, of Cambridge, who died Wednesday (October 22, 2003) at Southeastern Med.
Evangelists Woody Biggs and Flavil Miller will officiate. Burial will be in old Washington Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Friday) at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge. Military Order of the Purple Heart will have services at 3 p.m. today at the Funeral Home. He was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Lore City, son of late Clyde and Mable (Mason) Gregg. Mr. Gregg had worked at Abbott, the F.C. Russell Co., and also Major Equipment Co,. where he served in the parts department.
He retired from Cambridge City Schools, having served 15 years as custodian at Garfield Elementary School.
He was an active member of Stop Nine Church of Christ, a member of Golden Sixties and Get Along Gang, in which he played the mouth harmonica and the "jews" harp.
He was a life member and current chaplain of Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 625, DAV Chapter 28 and member and chaplain of Valley Grange1586.
He was a member and former chaplain of First Families of Guernsey County.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World Was II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his service.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Phillips and Lyda Kirkman; and a brother, Clyde Gregg.
He leaves his wife, Helen (McElwee) Gregg of the home, whom he married Feb. 24, 1934; a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Barbara) Ward of Cambridge; three grandsons' Scott FitzGerald of Spring Hill, Tenn., Mark FitzGerald of Vicenza, Italy and Patrick Ward of Parkersburg, W.Va.; five great grandchildren; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Valley College; or the Family and Youth Center at Stop Nine Church of Christ.
Webmaster's comment: Charles L. Gregg, S2c, Service No. 941-15-75, was received aboard the USS Sigsbee DD-502 for duty, July 5, 1944 at Eniwetok Atoll. After 12 months service on the DD-502 Charles L. Gregg, S1c was transferred to the Naval Hospital, Oahu, HI for treatment and disposition. Charles attended many Sigsbee reunions over the years and enjoyed the comradery of his shipmates. Charles was admired by all who knew him. He will be sorley missed by his many friends and shipmates. Our prayers go out for his family and friends.