Bennie E. Gregory
December 27, 1946 - August 23, 2017
Bennie E. Gregory, 70, of Canandaigua, died Wednesday afternoon, August 23, 2017, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. Born December 27, 1946, in Barbourville, Kentucky, he was the son of William Ernest and Ona Mae (Tuggle) Gregory. He married Beverly McElroy Swain on November 12, 1998, in Toledo. She survives.
Bennie worked for more than 30 years at Metalloy Corporation in Hudson, retiring in 2003 after the foundry closed. After retirement, he spent many years working at a job he loved with J.M. Auctions. He enjoyed all aspects of the auctioneering business from setup to buying and selling, and everything in between.
When Bennie was younger, he enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing. He also loved to search for morel mushrooms, frogs and worms.
In addition to his wife, Bennie is survived by daughters, Michelle (William) Harris of Morenci, and Jennifer Gregory of Fayette; step-sons, Brad (Cathy) McElroy, of Adrian, Darren (Sondra) McElroy, of Tipton, and Sean McElroy (Pam Jose), of Clinton; sisters, Marsha (Frank) Kramic of Morenci, and Ernestine (Paul) Wagers of London, KY; grandchildren, Bethany (Josh) Winters, Devon Harris, and Noah Gregory; great-granddaughter, Melody Walter; step-grandchildren, Lacey McElroy, Melissa McElroy, Lance Wilson, and Tracey Ellis; and step-great-grandchildren, Joshua Doucette, Benjamin McElroy and Grace McElroy.
In addition to his parents, Bennie was preceded in death by his siblings, Denver Ray Gregory, Dwayne Gregory, and Patricia Gail Bernath; a nephew, Dwayne Gregory Jr.; as well as his beloved canine companion, Sandy.
A funeral service for Bennie will be held Saturday, August 26, at 3 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci with Pastor Darren Lemmon officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation before the service, beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Canandaigua Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in honor of Bennie can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Friends can share memories and words of comfort with the family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Visitation: Saturday, August 26, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in MorenciGet Directions
Funeral Service: Saturday, August 26, 2017 3:00 PM Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in MorenciGet Directions