Published 3:38 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Leroy Gregg, 76, of Jonesborough, passed peacefully at home on December 29, 2021, surrounded by his loving wife, family and beloved dog, Scout. He was born February 19, 1945 to the late Jess and Dottie Gregg.
Leroy was a native of Washington County, Tenn. He retired from the Washington County Highway Department, where he was a crane operator for many years.
Leroy enjoyed his classic cars, working in his yard and flowers, for which he had a green thumb, and spending time with the love of his life of 49 years, Mary Presnell Gregg. Health permitting, he attended True Gospel Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Leroy was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Gregg and Fred Gregg; two sisters, Kathy Williams and Nora Gregg; and granddaughter, Angel Higgins “Gibson”.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Mary Presnell Gregg, include his dog, Scout; his children, Melissa “Puss” and Jason Killen, Becky and Randall Neece, Lewis Keplinger, Eddie “Cooper” and Brenda Keplinger and Lahoma Clark; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lizzie McMurray, Janice Wines, Essie Presnell and Carolyn Allen; one brother, James Gregg; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, January 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Presnell officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 8, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Special driver and pallbearer will be his baby girl, Melissa Gregg Killen. Pallbearers will be Eddie Keplinger, Curtis Neece, Erica Killen, Joshua Killen, Jason Killen and Jason “Melvin” Flisch. Honorary pallbearers will be Becky Neece, Vanessa Luttrell, Legend Luttrell, Amanda Luttrell and “Little” Randall Neece. “I love you like a fat pig loves slop”~ Leroy Gregg. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at noon Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 North Main Street, Elizabethton, is serving the Gregg family.