Lilburn Eugene Gregory, age 59, of rural Bowling Green passed away Feb. 5, 2015 at his home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. John Pinkston and Greg Wyble officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Eolia. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at the funeral home.
Lilburn was born Jan. 11, 1956 in Louisiana, the son of Thomas Lilburn and Helen Eunice Steinhage Gregory. On July 30, 1977 in Eolia he married Kathryn Marie Adams. She survives. Other survivors include his father, Tom Gregory (Millie) of Bowling Green; son Bryce Alan Gregory (Kristi) of Troy; three daughters Brooke Adams Colbert (Lucas) of Troy, Bridgette Anne Reuther (Patrick) of Eolia, and Breanne Adele Gregory (Alex Clawson) of Columbia; five grandchildren Bennett and Ava Colbert, Adelyn and Carter Gregory, Andrew Reuther; brothers Mike Gregory (Melanie) of Eolia, Walter Gregory (Amanda) of Bowling Green, Bob Gregory (Carolyn) of Bowling Green, Gary Gregory (Monica) of Bowling Green, Calvin Hudson (Sandy) of New Hartford. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen, and grandparents, Grayson and Mary Gregory and Walter and Ruth Steinhage.
Lilburn was raised, lived and farmed all of his life on the Gregory Farms in Hobart – Eolia.Growing up he loved playing basketball, helping out on the farm, hanging out with friends and spending time with his high school sweetheart, Kathy. He was a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church, Cattlemen Association, and Farm Bureau. He was a recipient of the Pike County Farm Family of the Year, active with his children in 4-H and Khoury League, and was a very strong supporter of the Clopton Athletic Boosters. He enjoyed golfing, and teaching his children and grandchildren about his farm, cattle, and equipment. He took great pride in his children’s accomplishments. Lilburn was affectionately known by his grandkids as “PaPa.” His friends will remember him always as “Bear.”
Pallbearers were Mark Magruder, Mike McCrory, Jason Smith, Greg Wyble, Mel Motley, and Donald Bibb. Honorary pallbearers were Mike, Walter, Bob, Gary, and Tommy Gregory, and Calvin Hudson.
Memorials may be made to Clopton Alumni Association and the Oak Grove Methodist Church.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.