Carl Emerson Gregory, Jr., 77, of Florida, formerly of Sciotoville, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017, in Portsmouth. Born on January 16, 1940 in Sciotoville, he was a son of Carl E. Gregory, Sr. and Vada Dillon Gregory, and was a retired brakeman and conductor for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad.
Carl was a proud Staff Sargent in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, retired from the Ohio Army National Guard, and was a member of the James Dickey Post #23 of the American Legion and Mims, Florida Moose. He graduated from East High School.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Gregory, his mother, Vada Gregory, a son, Carl E. Gregory, III, and two sisters, Vickie Gregory and Elaine Gregory.
Surviving are a son, Ryan (Ella) Gregory of Portsmouth; three daughters, Delia (Tony) Twells of Waverly, Robin (John) Berry of Portsmouth, Deborah (Eric) Fulk of South Webster; his father Carl E. Gregory, Sr. of Mims, Florida; two brothers, Ronald Lee Gregory of Sciotoville and Emmett Gregory of Portsmouth; a sister, Nancy Bostick of New Boston; five granddaughters, Sarah (Clay) Bales, Ellen Berry, Michelle Garland, Chiara Twells and Emma Berry; three grandsons, Luke Twells, Dustin Thompson and Christopher Thompson; six great-grandchildren, Grace, Callie, Lila and Jase Bales, Robert Baker and Oliver Phillips; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including a special brother-in-law, Robert (Peggy) Adkins of Newark; and special friends Lisa Rauch and Donna Gregory.
A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23rd, at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Darrel Musick officiating. A gathering will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Inurnment will be in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Scottsmoor, Florida.
Military honors will be rendered by the James Dickey Post of the American Legion.
Memorial gifts may be made to SOMC Hospice.