DANDRIDGE, Tenn. —
James P. “Jim” Gregory, 73, of Dandridge, Tenn., passed away April 21, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn.
He was born Dec. 4, 1939, in Monticello, Ky., to the late Jesse and Mary (Roysdon) Gregory.
A past resident of Monticello, Ky., Kennard, Anderson and New Castle, Ind., he retired from Chrysler Corp. in 2004 following 38 years of service. He served in the United States Army military police. He was on the Kennard Volunteer Fire Department, Indiana State Arson Squad and Henry County Arson Squad where he served as secretary.
He was a member of the Good Fellowship Community Church of Dandridge, Tenn. Jim loved country music, rodeos, Louis L’amour books, collecting antiques and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Gregory of Dandridge, Tenn.; four daughters, Jama (husband, Rob) Wisehart, Robin (husband, Jeff) Pennington, Carol Gregory, and Allison (husband, David) Todd, all of New Castle, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Sherry (husband, Mario) Garcia of Kyle, Texas, and Lee (husband, Mike) Mesnard of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny (wife, Kathy) Gregory of Markleville, Ind., and Donald Gregory of Ocala, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jesse and Mary Gregory, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Jane Phyllis Gregory; and two sisters-in-law, Donna Griffin and Linda Gregory.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with the Rev. James Judd and Pastor Danny Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT, 59004, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Post online condolences at www.hinsey-brown.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.