Roy Marvin Gregory, age 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Roseburg, Oregon. The youngest child of Andrew Gregory and Laura Gregory (Tharp), he was born and raised in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma. At the young age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy to proudly serve our country during World War II. He was stationed in the Allusion Islands as a SeaBee. After the war, Roy returned to Paul's Valley. It was there he met Bertha Wadley and they were united in marriage on April 9, 1949.
Roy became a licensed electrician in 1954. It was in the 1950s, that Roy and Bertha moved to Oregon. He retired in 1977, after working as an electrician at the John Day Dam for the Army Corps of Engineers. The couple settled in Roseburg in 1988. They enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. Roy was a proficient musician, even building his own mandolin. He was an avid gardener and loved watching NFL with his friends. He looked forward to weekly lunches and golf trips with his friends.
He is survived by his niece, Yvonne Alen, of Vancouver, Washington. Roy was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha; a step-son, Phillip; his brothers, Walter, Elmer and Clyde; and his sisters, Myrtle Wallace and Bertha Day.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Roseburg Seventh-day Adventist Church. Military rights will be offered by VFW District Twelve Honor Guard on Monday, March 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Roseburg National Cemetery. Private interment will be at the Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Oregon. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel.