William Russell Gregg

March 11, 2017

William Russell Gregg, 81, of Bloomfield and a former Clinton County resident, died at  4:57 a.m. March 11, 2017 at his home in Bloomfield.  Born Mary 20, 1935 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Walter Howard & Sarah Ellen (Mitchell) Gregg.  He married Betty June Knuckles on October 26, 1959 in W. Terre Haute, Ind. and she survives.  Mr. Gregg attended School in Parke County, Ind.  He was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served from 1958-1962 and was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky.  He lived in Hillisburg, Ind., then Jefferson, Ind., before moving to Bloomfield in 2000.  He was head maintenance man for Sun Chemical in Frankfort, Ind. retiring after 35 years.  Mr. Gregg was a Missionary Baptist Minister since 1976.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and small maintenance projects.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

Wife: Betty June Gregg of Bloomfield, Ind., 3 Sons: Timothy Russell (Tammy) Gregg of Switz City, Ind., Mike (Shawn) Gregg of Bloomfield, Ind. and William Howard Gregg of Fargo, North Dakota, 1 Daughter: Betty Michelle “Shelly” (Jeff) Gregg Pittman of St. Louis, Missouri, 2 Brothers: Jim (Donna) Gregg of Terre Haute, Ind. and Clyde (Nancy) Gregg of Florence, Ala., 14 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Sonny Gregg and a sister, Ellen Crose.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “William Russell Gregg”

  1. Danny L. East, Director March 12, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    On behalf of IDNR Law Enforcement, officers and civilians, I want to extend condolences to the Gregg family.

  2. Rebecca Deanna Ticen March 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    At a time like this words are not enough to express the hurt that I have in my heart for all of the family. I pray that God sends his love and comfort during your time of sorrow. Love all of you dearly

  3. Sandy Pruitt March 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Aunt Betty,
    We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Russell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you very much.
    Sandy and Tom

  4. Gregg and Sharon Moore (David Gregg’s Mother & Father Inlaw) March 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Sending our deepest love and prayers to the Gregg family. Our hearts are with you during this time of loss He most definitely was a sweet and endearing man.

  5. David E. Gregg March 13, 2017 at 12:55 am

    For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18

    I look forward to the next family reunion that we attend with Uncle Russell! Love you all!

  6. David E. Gregg March 13, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Grace [be] to you and peace from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 Corinthians 1:2-4

    Lord willing we will be with you on Tuesday.

  7. Beth Dill March 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Randy and I send our condolences to you all. Uncle Russell will be missed by many. I know though in my heart he is in a much better place than we are. He is with Grandpa and Grandma, Mom and Uncle Sonny and I am sure they they are all singing in God’s choir now. I look forward to the day we will all be together again. I wish I could be with you all Tuesday but know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you all. I love you all
    Beth Ann

  8. Sue Kelly (Susie) March 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Uncle Russell you gave me many happy memories growing up. I remember going with you on your dates. I remember riding on your shoulders and eating cracker jacks you had given me. Then you met Aunt Betty the love of your life. Please say Hi to dad and Aunt Ellen and Grandma and Grandpa and Mary. I miss you all.

  9. Sandy & Marty Bailey March 15, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Betty and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your family’s heartache and loss. May the love of your family and friends bring you comfort in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With my heartfelt sympathy.

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