Ellis R. Gregory, 74, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Wednesday evening, May 15, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Gregory was born in Mesa, Arizona to the late Burl Gregory and Beulah Ross Gregory. He attended Arizona State University on a tennis scholarship and later enlisted with the United States Air Force. He was retired from IBM with 30 years of service and after retirement owned & operated EView Technology, his own software company for over 20 years. His down time consisted of staying busy with all sorts of things, especially working outside in the garden. Mr. Gregory served as a Boy Scout leader and was a former member of North Raleigh United Methodist Church for over 20 years where he served as a Lay Leader and in many other capacities. As a current member of Hope Lutheran Church he continued his dedication and involvement with his church family. Ellis was also very active in the NC Republican Party.
A celebration of Mr. Gregory’s life will be held at 2 o’clock, Monday, May 20, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Mr. Gregory is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon Rogers Gregory; sons, Todd Gregory & wife Donna of Morrisville, Scott Gregory of Los Angeles, CA and Trent Gregory & wife Jennifer of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Tyler & Brandon Gregory, Scott Gregory, Jr. & Danielle Gregory and Laurel & Trevor Gregory; siblings, Doris Lane of Gilbert, AZ, Melba Burden & husband William of Casa Grande, AZ and Diana Roberts of Mesa, AZ; several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Dora Howell, Wanda Hicks, Mae Ella Dean and B.L. Gregory.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 or to the NC Republican Party, 1506 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC 27605(www.ncgop.org).
Friends may visit with the family from 6-8:00 P.M., Sunday evening, May 19, 2013 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest. (919-556-5811)