John Timothy (Tim) Gregory, age 53, formerly of Old Plank Road, Charlotte, NC,. passed away on April 16, 2017 at his home in Saltville, Va.
Tim was a special individual in many ways, who was very much loved by his family and friends, and who will forever hold a special place in their hearts. He was known for always having a smile and for passing his good cheer along to others. He was known for his love of fire trucks, oil trucks, heavy equipment, and observing construction activity of any kind. Being around Tim brought out the best in other people, and he blessed many lives in that way. He had an extensive collection of model fire trucks and oil trucks thanks to his friends and family who enjoyed pleasing him with them, and he was rarely seen without two or four of them in his hands. He loved church services, often watching televised services on Sunday mornings when not able to attend in person; though unable to read, he sat with an open bible on his lap as he watched. No doubt he understood the significance of what he saw and heard. He had a grand appreciation for religious music, and sang along boisterously with any song accompanied by piano or organ. The family would like to thank all the special people in Tim’s life who treated him with such great kindness and who showered him with affection. You know who you are. Also know that you are appreciated and your kindness is remembered. He was preceded in death by his parents Reece and Vivian Looper Gregory, Grandparents William and Blanche Gregory, and Louis and Anne Looper Aunts and uncles Jack Gregory, Ronnie and Vivian Gregory, Walter Gregory, William and Faye Gregory, Roy Harper, William Looper, Dub and Carolyn Byrum, Walter Murray, and Wayne and Carolyn Pickler Great uncle Ralph Looper He is survived by his step mother Lois G. Gregory in whose home he lived and who provided him extraordinary care Brother Scott Gregory and his wife Igrid of Kingston, Tn Sister Leigh Ann (Annie) Gregory of Charlotte, Nc Step Brother David Henderson, Jr. of Saltville, Va. Step Sisters Terri Grady of Charlotte, NC Sheila Lampkins and husband Mike of Chilhowie, Va. Melissa Laney and husband Charles of Charlotte, NC Uncle Louis Jr. (Buddy) Looper, aunts Jean Gregory, Elaine Harper, Myrtle Looper, and Lavonne Murray, and great aunt Verdah Looper, and many cousins.
Funeral services for Timothy Gregory will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Billy Towery and Rev. Wes Judy officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove UMC Cemtery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove UMC, 1915 Oakdale Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.