Lester Lee GREGORY Letha Louise Elizabeth GREGORY Margaret Eleanor GREGORY Jill GREGORY Janice GREGORY Joyce GRAY David Few GREGORY Mattie Kathryn GREGORY Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Zella Love VANCE Mini tree diagram

Jack Vance GREGORY2,3,4,5,6,1,6

also known as Sammy GREGORY1,1

7th Feb 19241,2,3,4,5,6,1,6 - 2nd Apr 20161

Life History

7th Feb 1924

Born in McMinn County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,1,6

after Apr 2016

Death of Joyce GRAY.1

2nd Apr 2016


5th Apr 2016

Buried in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park, Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee.1

Other facts


Married Joyce GRAY


Birth of daughter Jill GREGORY.1


Birth of daughter Janice GREGORY


  • Jack's name in his father's Bible is Jack Dane.  But this name isnever found in any records.  He is almost always Jack V Gregory.  Hisname in his obituary is Jack Vance Gregory.  On Find a Grave, there isno photo of hs gravestone.

    Lester Lee Gregory Bible
    Lester Lee Gregory was born May 19, 1898, son of Andrew JacksonGregory and Letha Few
    Zella Love Vance was born March 4, 1897, wife of Lester Lee GregoryNew Market, TN, daughter of Fred B. Vance and Elizabeth Inman
    Letha Louise Elizabeth Gregory was born Aug. 4, 1920
    Margaret Eleanor Gregory was born Feb. 15, 1922
    Jack Dane Gregory born Feb. 7, 1924
    Gladis Love Gregory born Mch. 7, 1926
    David Few Gregory born Oct. 22, 1930
    Raymond Alley Gregory born Nov. 14, 1933
    Eddress Eulean Gregory born Jan. 30, 1937
    Lester Lee Gregory and Zella Love Vance were married Oct. 8, 1919
    --  Copy of original transcriptions by W A Lyle, August 11, 1937,Jefferson County, typed and published by the Works ProgressAdministration, http://www.inman-family.org/wills/FredVance.htm

    1930 Federal Census, McMinn County, Tennessee, 8 April, Old CivilDistrict 4, District 54-3, page 2A, Old sweetwater and 10 Mile Rd,Hse/Fam #34
    Gregory, Lestor Head Rents No Radio M W 36 Married at age 24 [abt1918] TN TN TN Farmer [b abt 1894]
    Gregory, Julia [Zella] L Wife F W 33 Married at age 18 [abt 1917] TNTN TN [b abt 1897]
    Gregory, Jack N Son M W 6 Single TN TN TN [b abt 1924]

    1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 9 May, 8th District,Enumeration District 45-15, Page 9B, Hse #148, Owns $300
    Gregory, Lester Head M W 41 Married Grade 8 b Tennessee Same place in1935 Cannery Laborer [b abt 1890]
    Gregory, Zella L Wife F W 43 Married Grade H4 b Tennessee Same placein 1935 [b abt 1897]
    Gregory, Jack V Son M W 16 Single Grade 6 b Tennessee Same place in1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1924]

    U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Jack V Gregory
    Birth 1924 Tennessee
    Residence Tennessee, Jefferson County
    Enlistment 8 May 1943 Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, Private
    Education Grammar school
    Occupation Farm hands
    Single, without dependents
    Height 64"
    Weight 061

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Jack V Gregory
    Birth Date 7 Feb 1924
    639 Cedar Cir, Lenoir City [Loudon County], TN, 37772-5981

    U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Jack V Gregory
    Born 1924 Tennessee
    Residence Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Enlistment 8 May 1943 Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
    Grammar school Education
    Farm hand
    Single, without dependents
    Height 64 inches, Weight 61 lbs (!)
    No image, text-only record

    Jack's sister Mattie Kathryn Gregory Burnette's obituary refers to himas Sammy, one of her surviving brothers.  On Jack's Find a Gravememorial his nickname is given as Sam.

    Jack Vance "Sam" Gregory
    Birth Feb 7, 1924
    Death Apr 2, 2016

    February 7, 1924 - April 2, 2016

    Jack Vance “Sam” Gregory, age 92, of Caryville, formerly of LenoirCity, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

    He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason with the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge.

    A veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II, he was aNormandy survivor, a recipient of 4 battel stars.

    An avid member of the Smokey Mountain Hiking Club, and he loved squaredancing. Retired from the Lenoir City Utilities Board after many yearsof service.

    He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grand father.

    Preceded in death by his parents Lester and Zella Gregory, sistersEleanor Pearson, Louise Rogers, Mattie Kathryn Burnette, brother:David Gregory.

    Survivors include the mother of his children Joyce Gray Gregory, ofLouisville, KY., daughters and son-in-law Janice and Jerry Vaughan,Caryville, TN., Jill Gregory Waits, of Louisville, KY., GrandchildrenHalley Marie Seely, of Louisville, KY., Catherine and spouse JackAllen, of Lexington, KY., Madelyn Claire Waits, of Louisville, KY.,great-granddaughter Lila Gray Allen, of Lexington, KY., sisters GladysTurner, of Atlanta, GA., Edrys Ashman, of Hickory, NC., Claudia Emert,of Maryville, TN., brother Raymond Gregory, of Maryville, TN., severalnieces and nephews.

    The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at KykerFuneral Homes, Sweetwater, from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. with agraveside service to follow in the Sweetwater Memorial Park with fullmilitary honors to be provided by members of the Sweetwater V.F.W.Gold Star Post # 5156 and members of the Monroe County DisabledAmerican Veterans Chapter # 93, and members of the Sweetwater AmericanLegions Post # 106 with Rev. David Largen officiating.

    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Smokey Mountain HikingClub, P.O. Box 51592, Knoxville, TN 37950. Kyker Funeral Homes,Sweetwater, in charge of arrangements. Thanks to David Edgmon(#48064195) for parent's links.

    Lester Lee Gregory (1896 - 1963)
    Zella Love Vance Gregory (1897 - 1977)

    Eleanor Gregory Pearson (1922 - 2012)
    David Fue Gregory (1930 - 1988)
    Mattie Kathryn Gregory Burnette (1939 - 2016)

    BurialSweetwater Valley Memorial Park, Sweetwater, Monroe County,Tennessee

    Created by Jane Lane Apr 03, 2016
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #160428038,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=160428038


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