The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

July 1, 2013

Elmo Loye Gregory

Published 7-2-13

ENID, Okla. — Elmo Loye Gregory, 84, a resident of Kingsville, Texas, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born Aug. 6, 1928, in Houston, Texas, to George Robert Gregory Sr. and Bessie Barrier Gregory.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict Era, Vietnam Era and peacetime.

After his service to his country, he owned a gas station in Amarillo, Texas. Later he was employed by Groendyke Transport in Enid, Okla. He spent his remaining years providing care for his wife, daughter and grandchildren.

Mr. Gregory was preceded in death in 2010 by his beloved wife, Euteva L. Gregory; three brothers, George Robert “Bob” Gregory, James Richard “Dick” Gregory and Arthur Paul Gregory; sister, Ruby Lois Gregory; and one granddaughter, Heather Kay Wright.

He is survived by one daughter, Brenda Cantu (Hipolito “J.R.”) of Kingsville; two sisters, Dollie Evelyn Shifflett of Snyder, Texas, and Barbara Ann Smith of Coleman, Texas; one brother, Charles Leon Gregory of Santa Rosa, Texas; three grandchildren, Stephanie Wright, Joseph Wright and Danielle Cantu; and great-grandson, Caleb Wright.

Visitation will take place after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel, Kingsville, Texas. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. James Fox officiating and assisted by family members. Burial will follow in Kingsville at Resthaven Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Veterans of Kleberg County Military Funeral Detail.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to the Odyssey Hospice staff for their compassion and spiritual support.

Service is entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.

(Submitted by family)

 

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