William L. Gregory

November 5, 1947 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 72)

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William L. “Bill” Gregory, 72, of Franklin died Friday June 5, 2020 at UPMC-Presbyterian in Pittsburgh after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 5, 1947 in Liege, Belgium, he was the son of the late John & Rachelle Habran Gregory.

Bill was a 1965 graduate of Rocky Grove High School.

He served as a Sgt. in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1969-1970.

On April 23, 1977 he was married in the First Presbyterian Church in Oil City to the former Sherry L. Chelton, and she survives.

Bill had worked at Baker Auto Parts, Northpointe Auto and retired from A. Crivelli, where he worked as the parts man.

Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, and enjoyed all the activities the kids participated in.

He was always up for a spontaneous Car Ride or venture out.

He enjoyed facebooking and playing games online as his health declined.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons.

Brock Gregory & his wife Julie of Franklin

Brad Gregory of Franklin

Cory W. Gregory & his wife Tonya of Butler

6 grandchildren

Keirstin, Zander, Wyatt

Nicholas, Zavyr and Natalie

one brother

Sheldon Gregory of VA

a niece Lindsay Carter of Franklin

as well as many nieces and nephews and in laws.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Albert Gregory and a niece Julia, who passed in 2014.

Friends will be received from 4-7 P.M. Monday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Private Funeral Services will be held Tuesday in the Reinsel Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Martin, Presiding.

Flag Presentation and Taps will be accorded by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard.

In Bill's Memory, the family asks that you could consider Donating Blood at the next Blood Drive or to donate to a veterans charity in his name.

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June 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Private Services

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