Quentin Gregory, Jr, 92, died November 16, 2014. He was the oldest of six sons born to Quentin and Nelle Haynes Gregory of Halifax, NC. He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Edwin Haynes Gregory, and Robert “Bobby” Blackburn Gregory.
He is survived by his children Anne Heartt Gregory, Quentin Gregory,III, and Edwin Heartt Gregory and wife Caroline; grandchildren Samuel Gregory Bruton, Eleanor Burns Bruton, Savannah Marie Gregory, and Edwin Heartt Gregory,Jr.; and brothers John Tillery Gregory and wife June, Thomas Wynns Gregory and wife Tina, and Miles Cunningham Gregory and wife Ruthie.
Quentin graduated from Fishburne Military School where he was a top marksman on the rifle team. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served in the US Army as a flight instructor. In 1955 he married Anne Dewey Heartt of Raleigh and settled in Weldon, NC.
Quentin ran the Colonial Frozen Foods locker plant before pursuing a lifelong career in farming. He was an innovative farmer known for implementing progressive agricultural methods. In later years, his interest turned to forestry. Recently he completed an ambitious tree-planting project in his beloved Halifax County. He was an outdoorsman, a steward of the land, and an avid Carolina fan.
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He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00, November 21, 2014 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Halifax, NC with Rev. Ben Duffy officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in his honor to Roanoke River Partners (roanokeriverpartners.org) or to the St. Mark’s Cemetery fund.
Arrangements are being handled by Askew Funeral Services.