William Gregory, Jr.

William "Bill" Lark Gregory, Jr., age 80, a resident of Lakeview Josey Ranch retirement village in Carrollton, Texas, and former resident of De Queen, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

He was born April 14, 1938 in Lubbock, Texas to William "Lefty" Lark and Ella Mae Bartlett Gregory. He graduated from Crane High School in 1956 and from Texas Tech University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He was drafted into the army in 1962 and served in the Old Guard stationed at Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C. and was honorable discharged in 1964. He was an employee of Weyerhaeuser for 30 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in De Queen where he was an active member on many committees in the church and community, including being a member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Arkansas Cossatot Community College.

Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Elizabeth Ann Garner Gregory; three daughters, Christine Gregory of Carrollton, Texas, Elizabeth Briley of Norman, Okla., and Allison Finch of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-grandson.

A celebration of life graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Texas. Family visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton, Texas.

Memorials can be made to the University of Arkansas Cossatot Community College in De Queen; the First United Methodist Church in De Queen or Christ United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Condolences can be made on the Rhoton Funeral Home website.

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