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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Obituary - James Russell Gregory

James Russell Gregory, age 63, of Kingsville, Missouri, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

A memorial service for James will be held on a later date.

James was born in Jacksonville, Florida on August 17, 1957 to Richard Leon Gregory and Shirley Yvonne (Conard) Gregory. In 1975 he graduated from Buhler High School in Buhler, Kansas. James then attended Longview Community College from 1989 to 1990 studying quality management. Later, he completed a ministry program through Christ Unlimited Bible Institute. For over thirty years James worked in generator sales, first for Kohler Generators, then for Comet Industrial Products, and finally for Central Power Systems.

In life James was blessed with four children. As a man of faith, James’ relationship with his heavenly father was especially important to him and guided him through life. He attended the Bible Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit and participated in the Fast Track Ministries as a chaplain at I70 Speedway as he loved NASCAR and racing. James loved to be outdoors, hunting, fishing, working on cars, and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. He really was a jack of all trades and known to many as “Gator”. James would do anything for anyone, even if they did not ask. As an organ donor, he continued to help others even after passing.

James was preceded in death by his father, Richard Gregory. He leaves behind his four loving children, Russell Gregory (Nicola), Carley Vock (Greg), J.R. Gregory, and Caitlin Gregory; brother, John Gregory (Patty); two sisters, Debbie Sims (Dale) and Susan Eubanks (John); and three grandchildren, Jarron Gregory, Bryton Gregory, and Grayson Vock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Honor Flight Network by mail, Honor Flight Box L-4016, Columbus, Ohio 43260-4016 or online www.honorflight.org/donate-online.html or to the Alzheimer’s Association by mail, 3846 W 75th St. #4126, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208 or online www.alz.org

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278