Retired Sergeant Major Raymond E. Gregg joined his father in heaven on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 after a three-year battle with lung cancer. He was 68 years old.
Ray was born August 2, 1944 in Adrian, Missouri, the son of Edith M. and the late Raymond L. Gregg.
Ray grew up and attended school in Warrensburg, Missouri, before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1963.
During his 20 years of service to his country, Ray received numerous awards and accommodations including the Purple Heart on his first of two tours in Vietnam. He also did a tour in Beriut.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife, Julie and their daughter, Raeann with her husband Darius Witte of the home at Fripp Plantation on St. Helena Island; two sisters, Edith (Snooks) Newbound and husband Chris of Belle, MO; Linda Stewart and husband Stanley of Warrensburg, MO; two brothers, Alfred Gregg and wife Robin of Warrensburg, MO and Dennis Gregg and wife Lynette of Pleasant Hill, MO; life long friend and Marine Corps brother, Joe Hardeman and wife Pat of Jacksonville, FL.
Ray had four children: Raeann Gregg Witte and husband Darius; Denise Locke and husband Cameron; Scott Robinett and wife Robin; Kimberly Monn and husband Ron; eight grandchildren: Christopher, Hope, Issac, Peyton, Ellia, David, Jason and Bentley Ray (on the way): one great grandchild: Cheyenne.
After his retirement from the Marines, Ray was the owner and operator of Island Outfitters Sporting Goods Shop on Lady’s Island. He also served as Gate Security Guard on Dataw Island and Brays Island as well as Security Guard at the MCCS Exchange on Parris Island.
Ray’s greatest joys were hunting, fishing and building his motorcycles.
His love of life, robust laughter and genuine compassion for others earned Ray many many friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family received friends on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundations (Keyserling Cancer Center), P. O. Box 2233, Beaufort, SC 29901.
Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Lucille “Lucy” Watson Johnson Jones, 100, formerly of the Indian Hill community on St. Helena Island and mother of Ophelia Gross died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in New York Hospital of Queens, New York.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 53 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island, SC. Burial will be in the Scottsville Baptist Church Cemetery on St. Helena Island, SC.
Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.
R. Kenneth Smith
R. Kenneth Smith, 88, father of Roderick Lain Smith, of Beaufort, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 in Bayview Manor. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Robert J. Williams, 68, father of Alfred Williams, of Beaufort, SC, died Monday, March 18, 2013 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.