Dick N. Gregory, 73, of Whitewater, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at his home with his family nearby.

He was born July 8, 1941, in Patterson, Missouri, son of the late Raymond and Lora Cline Gregory.  He and Mary King Pettigrew were married July 30, 1994 in Jackson.

Dick served in the United States Navy from 1958 until 1962.  He worked in the auto body and railroad industry, and at Newell Rubbermaid in Jackson.

Loving survivors include his wife, Mary of 20 years; two daughters, Lisa and Sandy Gregory of Missouri; four sons, Steven, Richard, and Bradly Gregory of Missouri, and Eric Northcutt of Illinois; two stepsons, James Pettigrew of Missouri and Brian Pettigrew of Tennessee;  many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step grandchildren, and step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bea (Walter) Hodecker and Joann (Randy) Bannister; mother-in-law, Willie Mae King and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bill, and a special nephew, Tex Dace.

Friends may call Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 11:00 until service time at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at noon on Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ollie Boyd officiating.

Interment will be at 2:00 pm in Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, with full military honors.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the church or charity of your choice.

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