Eugene (Gene) Ray Gregg, 71, died on April 16 in Redmond, with his family by his side.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1938, in Vale, to Eunice and Pat Gregg.
Gregg was a good family man and neighbor, willing to help anyone in need. He was known for his patience and gentleness that made him loved by the younger children of his family. He helped raise Tyler Elliot, and was proud of all of his accomplishments.
Gregg enjoyed restoring antique cars and going to car shows. His latest project was a 1952 Ford Sedan. He also enjoyed fishing for sturgeon with his stepson, Will. He enjoyed rodeos, nature and hunting.
On June 25, 1958, Gregg married his first wife, Patricia Childress. They were divorced, and he married Marilyn Hart on Aug. 19, 1972. They divorced, and he met Lavon Elliot in February, 1992. They shared a home in Redmond.
Gregg is survived by Lavon Elliot of Redmond; sons, Ray and wife Kelly and family of Redmond, Patrick and family of Redmond, Fredrick and wife Kcaj and family of Redmond and Joseph and family of Missoula, Mont.; daughter, Pamela Pirkle and family of Bend; stepdaughters, Floy Rule and fiance Lon Leppere and family of Irrigon, Ellen Jarvis and husband Charles and son Ryan of Fayetteville, N.C., and Dale Moyer and husband Dan and son Tyler Elliot of Irrigon; and stepsons, Otis Elliot and wife Kat and family of Kempner, Tex., and Will Elliot and wife Lori and family of Yamhill.
Gregg is also survived by mother, Eunice Gregg of Burns; sisters, Patt Howes and husband Bob, Shirley McMurray and husband Spencer, Marjorie Eggleston and husband Curt, all of Hines, and Janice Childress and family of Bend; brothers, Joseph Gregg and wife Myrna of Caldwell; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow (Pat) Gregg, and his son, Ronald Gregg.
Memorial services for Gregg will be held on May 1, at 11:30 at the Christian Church, 125 S. Buena Vista, in Burns. Contributions in his memory may be made to the MS Society of Oregon, 2901 SE 122nd, Portland, OR 97236. Autumn Funerals of Redmond is in charge of the arrangements.