Mr. Gregory was born Sept. 7, 1922 in Union (Adamsburg), SC to the late Reuben and Irene Gregory.
Carl was a veteran of World War II, a retiree of Consolidated Freightways, a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and the Bill Campbell Sunday School Class. Also, the Woodlawn Senior Citizens, American Legion Post 380, Grand Lodge AFM of South Carolina and the “Bojangles Biscuit Buddies.”
Carl was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Marie Fowler Gregory; sisters Marian G. Kemp and Guynelle G. Howell.
He is survived by his loving best friend and companion, Mrs. Rachel B. Deen; his daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Larry Hagler of Charlotte, NC; his son and daughter-in-law, Carl W. “Bill” Gregory Jr. and wife Sophia of Garden City, NY; daughter and son-in-law Donna and Dennis Cady of Union, SC; grandchildren, Greg T. Hagler, Ty R. Jones, Kristen and Nicole Gregory; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Emilie Hagler and Zach Davis, Tia, Ty II and Shyann Jones.
Visitation will be held noon Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. at the McEwen Funeral Service Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. Mr. Gregory will be laid to rest in Sunset Memory Gardens on Lawyers Road, Mint Hill, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Woodlawn Baptist Church Ministry, 4622 Nations Crossing Road, Charlotte, NC 28217.
Condolences may be made at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.