Obituary

Robert Leon Gregory, 80, a longtime resident of Farmington, AR, traded his earthly home for a heavenly one on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, while in Fayetteville, AR.

Robert was born on October 12th, 1936, to Amos Benson and Ruby Mae Gregory (nèe: Mitchell), in Fayetteville, AR, into a large family.

From 1955-1959, Robert served in the United States Navy to the rank of First-Class Petty Officer in the Vietnam Conflict, specializing in Explosive Ordinance Demolition. The established Veteran then served another 9 years in the Naval Reserve doing the same job. He finished his military career after serving an additional 2 years in the Army National Guard in Fayetteville, AR, as a Staff Sargent.
In 1980, he moved his family from Riverside, California, to Farmington, Arkansas to be with family and return to the Ozarks he loved so dearly. It was in Farmington that he continued to raise his children; teaching them to drive, live and love; and it was in his beloved Northwest Arkansas that he finished his earthly life.

Among his many accomplishments, perhaps his proudest one was to serve at the LDS church as a member of the Priesthood. He was always ready to serve as a church brother wherever he went. No job was too small nor did he leave anything undone. He used to say, “I can fix anything but a broken heart; but I have two friends to help with that...”. He loved both his home and church families deeply. Serving others brought him great joy and he was well-known for his hospitality; literally giving the shirt off his back just to help someone or to see them smile.

Robert also had a deep love of animals and has rescued countless cats and dogs over the decades; giving them a ‘forever home’ that was filled with unconditional love, warmth, a full belly and lots of playing.

His heart was never too full to welcome in another family member, church friend or pet.

Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon Ruth Gregory (nèe: Jones), and his second wife, Patsy Ann; his parents, Amos and Ruby Gregory and two siblings; Deloris Morris and A.B. Gregory.

Robert is survived by his...
• 5 Children ~ Thomas Benson and Robert James Gregory, Rosalie Mae Baxter, Katrina Ann Huitt and Karen Jean Myers.
• 20 Grandchildren
• 8 Great-Grandchildren
• 6 Siblings ~ Richard Dale Gregory, Sally (Gregory) Osburn, James Darrell Gregory, Jana Carol (Gregory) Hopping, Jodi (Gregory) Trimmer and Kenneth Eugene Gregory.


VISITATION
The family will receive friends on Monday, August 7th, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, at the Luginbuel Chapel.

LUGINBUEL CHAPEL
115 N. Neal Street (479) 846-2141
Prairie Grove, AR 72753 www.Luginbuel.com

FUNERAL SERVICE
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, at 11:00 am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Prairie Grove. Burial will be at the Farmington Cemetery. No graveside service will be held at the cemetery.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
801 W. Buchanan Street (479) 306-4240
Prairie Grove, AR 72753 www.lds.org

FINAL RESTING PLACE

South, Row 03 66, Space 140

FARMINGTON CEMETERY
North Double Springs Road
Farmington, AR 72730


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert’s name to any organization of your choice.



Lost No More
“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
“My sheep hear my voice and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish...”

JOHN 10:14,15, 27, 28
Funeral Service

11:00 am
Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints - Prairie Grove
Visitation

6:00 pm
Luginbuel Chapel
Final Resting Place
Farmington Cemetery
South, Row 03 66, Space 140
General

Oct 12, 1936

Aug 3, 2017

80

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints - Prairie Grove
Visitation

6:00 pm
Luginbuel Chapel
Final Resting Place
Farmington Cemetery
South, Row 03 66, Space 140
General

Oct 12, 1936

Aug 3, 2017

80