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Billy Ray Gregory
August 16, 1946 - January 4, 2019

Mr. Billy Ray Gregory, of Trumann, departed this life on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the family residence at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 19 days. He was born on August 16, 1946 in Trumann, Arkansas where he lived most of his lifetime. He was a supervisor for Great Dane Trailers, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Central Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, E.M. Gregory.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Fay Presley Gregory of the home; two sons, William (Melissa) Gregory of Jonesboro and David (Karen) Gregory of Hoxie; one daughter, Amanda West and husband Nick of Trumann; his mother, Ola Mae Gregory of Trumann; one sister, Carolyn Hendrix Mealer of Trumann; one brother, James Gregory of Trumann; 8 grandchildren, Zachary Drew Gregory, Lauren Elizabeth Gregory, Shawna Marie Gibson, Tanner Paul Gregory, John Bratcher, Robert Bratcher, Daniel Kyle Gregory and James Gregory and 4 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday January 8, 2019 from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. A celebration of his life will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Bro. Joel McMaster and Bro. Miles Evans officiating. Entombment will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Jimbo Presley, Mike Gann, Larry Gregory, Scott Presley, Scotty Spence and Matthew Barnes.

Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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January 8, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 AM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, Arkansas 72472

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January 8, 2019
01:30 AM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, Arkansas 72472

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  1. Joy Smith, Pensacola FLorida says

    Sorry to hear of Billy's passing. Went to school with him and his brother Jimmy at Weona many years AGO. My condolences to his family, especially his Mother, a wonderful lady. God Bless.

  2. Blossom Events & Florist, 309 Highway 463 S, Trumann,Ar 72432 says

    With Deepest Sympathy Blossom Events & Florist

  3. David Rogers , says

    So sorry to hear of Billy passing away. He was a very kind man. I worked with him at Great Dane, I remember many good times there. Praying for the Lord Jesus Christ to comfort the family during their time of grief.

  4. Amy Jo Martin Privett, Jonesboro AR says

    Hello William: I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, prayers for and your family!

  5. BILL AND VIVA CHAFFIN, Arkadelphia , Arkansas says

    So sorry for your loss , praying The Lord will give you comfort .

  6. Dottie King Rorex, Fayetteville, AR says

    My sincere condolences. Billy and I were Weona classmates from 1st grade through 9th grade in Harrisburg. Truly upsetting to read about his dead.

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