Funeral services for Mr. Donald Wilson Gregory, Sr. will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 12, 2023, at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah, Louisiana, with Rev. James McMurray officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Legion Memorial Cemetery in Newellton, Louisiana.
Mr. Gregory passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Avalon Place in Monroe, Louisiana, at the age of 82. He was born June 15, 1940, in Goodwill, Louisiana, to Esmarda and Elsie Mae Price Gregory. Mr. Gregory was a retired “black land cotton farmer” farming 55 years in Tensas, Madison, and Franklin parishes. He was a former board member of Planters Cotton Seed Oil Mill in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and Rayville Producers Cotton Gin in Rayville, Louisiana.
Mr. Gregory is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Katherine Gregory; parents, Bill and Elsie Gregory; son, Donald Wilson “Greg” Gregory, Jr.; and grandson, Colby Gregory.
Mr. Gregory is survived by his children, Tim Gregory (Necci), Darryl Gregory (Brenda), Laura Scriber (Mike), and Donna Kay Thompson; brothers, Tommy Gregory (Dolora) and Roger Gregory (JoAnn); and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Walker Gregory, Chad Gregory, Jonathan Gregory, Brent Gregory, Michael Hildebrand, and Tom Calloway.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Joseph Baptist Church; 711 Plank Road; St. Joseph, LA 71366.
The family would like to give a special thank you to St. Joseph Hospice, especially his nurse, Erika, Gardens of Somerset staff members Tomeka, Brittany, and LaTonya, and Avalon Place and their staff for the incredible care they provided for Mr. Gregory during the last days of his life.
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