April 8, 1933 - April 15, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Monday, April 20, 2015 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM at Vernon Funeral Home
Glenn M. Gregg, 82, of Urbana, passed away Wednesday April 15, 2015 at his home.
He was born April 8, 1933 in Mechanicsburg the son of Amos and Jennie (Kinsler) Gregg.
Glenn served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was stationed in Newfoundland where he unloaded ships. Glenn was a salesman at Murphy Lumber and Wicks Lumber Co. for 20 years before working as a self-employed contractor/carpenter. He was a member of the Urbana Champaign County Senior Center where he was known as the candy man. Glenn enjoyed gardening and was proud of his very large tomatoes.
Glenn is survived by daughters, Sherry (Joe) Vonder Haar of Coldwater and Toni (Tim) Livingston of Marysville; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; sister, Edith Edie Gregg; sisters-in-law, Wathelene Gregg and Oma Gregg.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan (McClain) Gregg; siblings, Dorothy (Kenneth-Bud) Wilson, Howard (Dortha) Gregg, Duke Ernest (Maxine) Gregg, Fred Gregg, Ed (Marty) Gregg and Earl Gregg.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015 at VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Father Larry Gearhart officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.
Mr. Gregg, Candy Man, will be greatly missed here at the Senior Center. I enjoyed my talks with him. He had a lot of useful information that he liked to share. I will always cherish my last memory of him. We were getting ready to clean up after a Tuesday lunch, and all the other seniors had left except Mr. Gregg(he was loading up all his candy). We put on some music and were dancing around and he started dancing around with us in his scooter. Please except our sympathy. Rest in peace my dear friend.
I had the opportunity to meet Kelly’s grandfather on April 4th when a couple of friends and I met with Kelly and her family to evaluate how we can help with some home repairs. I enjoyed meeting him and hearing some of his war stories and work stories. I particularly enjoyed his tape measure trick he showed all of us. I know he was loved by Kelly and will be missed. May you treasure the memories and may you experience God’s peace during this time.
My husband and I attend House Church with Kelly and her family. She shared your family’s loss with us. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Glenn. You are in our prayers during this difficult time.
With great sympathy for your loss.
Ours thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Although I never had the opportunity of meeting Mr. Gregg, I have gotten to know Kelly, his granddaughter, through our mutual volunteering on the Guest Services Team at Southbrook Church. She always spoke highly of her grandfather and I’m sure the feelings were mutual! It seems Kelly comes from a family of American pride and service, as I’m aware at least both she and Mr. Gregg have a history of serving in our country’s military. I’m grateful for what he and so many have sacrificed for our country. I will be praying for your family’s comfort and peace as you celebrate the life of Mr. Gregg.
Thinking of you as you hand over your loved one to his eternal resting place with The Lord. Kelly I know your grandfather meant a great deal to you and I am sorry for your loss here on earth. But rejoice that he is joined with your grandmother once again. Hope to see you in guest services starting back in May. We have missed you and the girls! Love you, Joyce and Morgan
Sending good thoughts from New England. Call anytime 857-205-2461, cousin Tom.