Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Obituary - Willis "Pod" Gregory

Willis “Pod” Gregory of Amsterdam, Missouri passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Bates County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Friday, September 30, 2022 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). 

Burial will follow in West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to West Point Cemetery or The American Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Willis “Pod” Gregory was born February 18, 1934 in Amsterdam, Missouri to Jesse and Ruby Summers Gregory. He attended school in Amsterdam and went to work right after on the family farm. Pod was united in marriage to Karen Boswell in June of 1955. They made their home in Amsterdam and three children were born to this union. Pod continued to farm until 1969, after which he began his career as a carpenter. 

Working for a time with the Carpenter’s Union 777, and then for himself. Pod had a gift for woodworking, and it was very evident that he enjoyed it. He also enjoyed hunting, riding his four-wheeler, mowing his yard, whether it needed it or not, and his favorite, coconut pie with ice cream. Ice cream on the bottom of course.

Pod was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and six sisters. He is survived by his wife Karen Gregory, daughter Jody Midkiff, son Clay Gregory, and son Cole Gregory. 

He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Stephanie Gadsby, Chance Gregory, Casey Gregory, great-grandchildren, Brandi and Jessie Gadsby, sister Hope Blake, and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

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