Henry (Hank) Gergory

Henry (Hank) William Gregory born August 13, 1938 - December 19, 2013  (75 years)

Hank joined his wife, mother, father, brothers and sister on December 19, 2013 at the Gates of Heaven as another angel that will watch over us, at the age of 75. We know that he is being welcomed by them with open arms. He passed peacefully in his sleep.

Hank was born in Condon, Oregon On August 13, 1938 to Charles and Virginia Gregory. He married Charlotte (Char) Irene Taylor on August 13, 1960 in Lebanon, Oregon that lasted 33 years.  He grew up in Sodaville, Oregon and moved to Roseburg, Oregon in 1970 where he worked in the logging Industry as a Timber Faller until his retirement in 1994. An accomplishment he enjoyed and was quite proud of, along with serving with the 101st Airborne "The Screaming Eagles" in 1956 as a paratrooper. He was a fair, honest, hard working man who took great pride in everything he did. He enjoyed hunting, jigsaw puzzles, collecting sport and non-sport cards. He always loved and enjoyed the family gatherings with family and friends. There was always a smile on his face. 

He was preceded in death by his father Charles in 1987, his mother Virginia in 1998, his brother Chuck in 1996, his, brother Steve in 1996, his brother Ed in 2008 and his sister Judy in 1999. He is survived by one son Troy and wife Gwuen in Roseburg, Oregon, 2 daughters Jeannie and husband Tom in Roseburg, Oregon and Alicia and husband Steve in Glide, Oregon, one brother Frank in Tacna, Arizona and one sister Pat and husband John in Tacna, Arizona. His significant other Rose Rodgers, 12 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grand children and several Nieces and Nephews.

His family loved him dearly and he will be missed.

He is Gone 

You can shed tears that he is gone, 

Or you can smile because he lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back, 

Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left. 

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him, 

Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, 

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. 

You can remember him and only that he is gone,

Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your 

back, 

Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, 

love and go on.