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04/08/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Jr. Gregory

Harry Thomas Gregory, Jr.
(d. 05 Apr 2019)

Newport News High School / Warwick High School Class of 1972

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news today. Jr. Gregory, NNHS / Warwick HS Class of 1972, Class of 1972, brother of Geneva Gregory and Shirley Gregory ('73), and of the late Janet Gregory and Calvin Gregory, passed away in Newport News on Friday, April 05, 2019 at the age of 65.

From the Daily Press - 04/08/19:   

                      Harry Thomas Gregory, Jr.


NEWPORT NEWS - On the morning of April 5, 2019, Harry (Jr.) Gregory, age 65, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend, passed into the arms of God.

He was a lifelong resident of Newport News, graduating from Warwick High School. Jr. served in the Army, and retired from Howmet after 39 years of service.

Jr. was a devoted family man, enjoyed yard work, collecting Tommy Bahama shirts, and spending days at the ball field watching his grandchildren play ball.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Harry Gregory; sister, Janet; and brother, Calvin. 


Jr. Gregory

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Karen, of 44 years; his two daughters Courtney Jones (Brent) and Misty Etheridge (Raymond); His grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Shareef), Paityn, Brooklyn, Raymond (a.k.a. Bubby) and Parker; great grandson, Bentley; best friend and brother-in-law, Jim Conley; sisters, Geneva and Shirley: and many more extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30pm, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at The Weymouth Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at The Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel with Interment in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Patient Advocate Foundation.

Jr. had a kind heart and soul and will be deeply missed by all.

Rest in peace, my dear husband. I will miss you forever!

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on April 8, 2019.
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April 08, 2019

Rest In Peace, my friend, until that great day of the resurrection.

~ Mike Staples, Hampton, Virginia

April 08, 2019

My sincere condolences. God bless you all

~ Steve Semeyn, Douglas, Georgia

April 08, 2019

We are saddened to hear of Jr.'s passing. We've known Jr. for many years from Howmet, and in recent years through our clock business. He was a genuine guy - he had a great sense of humor! He talked a lot about his children and his grandchildren - he was so proud of them all. He will be missed by many! Rest In Peace, friend. Our sympathy and prayers to his family.

~ Vicki and Terry Moore, Yorktown, Virginia
I would run into Jr. every time I went to Sam's Club. He always had the biggest smile when we would step "outside" at parties. He never had a harsh word to say about anyone. Just such a great guy whom I'll miss.

- Pamela Hollomon, Henrico, Virginia

April 08, 2019

We are saddened to hear of Jr.'s passing. Good friend during our childhood, he will be missed. Best condolences to his family.

~ Rick and Linda Culotta, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

April 08, 2019

So sorry to learn of Jr.'s passing. He and I were the only "silver clarinet" players in band at Parkview Elementary in 4-5 grade, and neither of us were too good, lol. He was a very nice guy, and always had a smile on his face. My condolences go out to his family.

~ Luanne Godfrey White, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

April 08, 2019

Papa, I miss you so much; I still can't believe it's TRUE. But I know you are watching all of us pain free smiling up above. It's hard right now, but soon we will be strong just like you. Keep watching over us. We will take care of Nanny, and forever remember how amazing you were. Nanny, I'm so sorry this happened, but he loved you and you loved him. And that's a love and marriage I inspire to have forever. Y'all always showed me what true love is. Keep your head up. You're such a strong woman! I love you more!

April 08, 2019

I'm so sorry, Mrs. Karen, Mr. Jr. was an amazing person, and he will be very much missed.

~ Brittany Robinson, New Kent, Virginia

April 08, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Junior's passing. I've known Junior since 1966. We used to run around together. We went to Parkview and Newport News High School, and we went to Warwick High School together. We were part of the Newmarket group. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ Eddie Castonguay, Newport News, Virginia


April 08, 2019

~ A Loved One


April 08, 2019

I know you're in a great place now, and Nanny, I know you're a strong woman.

~ Daniel Salazar, Mechanicsville, Virginia


April 08, 2019

May his memory be a blessing. From a former Howmet coworker.

~ Gary C


April 09, 2019

I must say one of the highlights of my days at Howmet was to go into metal control and have a short chat with JR ..... he was the best ... fitting his Cavaliers won last night ..... They had a 6th man on the court.



April 09, 2019

~ Accounting IAG IAG


April 09, 2019

My condolences to the family. JR will be missed. RIP.

~ Unsigned


April 10, 2019

I had the pleasure of knowing Jr. and working with him for 13 years at Howmett. He had a way to make you laugh when you were down and just make your day brighter. He was just so happy all the time, and made everyone around him the same. Gonna miss a good friend. Thank you, Jr., for being in my life, from Crazy Ray, I will miss you.

~ Ray Etheridge, Newport News, Virginia 


April 13, 2019



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Jr.'s family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

"This Is My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/19/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of Ė 03/15/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03    

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04   

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