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James Edward "Cricket" Gregory, Jr.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
4:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home
1700 Normal Park Dr.
Huntsville, TX 77340

Thursday, December 20, 2012
10:00 AM
Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home
1700 Normal Park Dr.
Huntsville, TX 77340

Special Services:
Interment at Ryan Cemetery, Tarkington Prairie, Texas following service at 2:00 PM

James Edward (Cricket) Gregory, Jr.

James Edward “Cricket” Gregory, Jr., of Huntsville, Texas passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the age of 55 years old from ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was born on May 7, 1957 in Houston, Texas to James Edward Gregory, Sr., and Shirley June Gregory.

He graduated from Huntsville High School in 1976. While still in High School, James was employed by Guerrant’s Lucky Seven grocery store, until the time of its closing, at which time he went to work for Minimax/Piggly Wiggly, until its closing. James has been employed by Sam Houston State University since 1990.

James loved to hunt with his Dad, brother, uncles and friends. He also loved to drive his 4-wheeler, Polaris Ranger and tractor at the Gregory farm in Shiro, Texas.

James is preceded in death by his father, James Edward Gregory, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Shirley June Gregory; his sister, Gerrie Lynn Gregory Scott; his brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Jeri Jo Gregory; his niece, Jenna Devin Gregory; and his nephew, Jacob Jeremiah Gregory. He is also survived by his aunt, Alice Justice and husband Bill of Houston, Texas; uncles, Dalton Gregory of Tarkington Prairie, Texas; Clyde Reynolds and wife Barbara of El Campo, Texas; Johnny Reynolds and wife, Kaye of Midway, Texas; and a whole host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, of which there are too many to name.

The family wishes to thank Huntsville Pediatric and Adult Medicine - Nurse Practitioner, Patricia O’Brien. Also, home healthcare providers, Penny Dornbush and Diane Smith.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park, Huntsville, Texas. Pastor John Gaston will be officiating. Burial will follow service at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie, Texas at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers are Rick Morris, Will Kennedy, George Badgett, Rob McCaffety, Grady Glass and Jeremy Barnes. Those serving as honorary pallbearers are Clyde Morris, Eugene McCaffety, Pete Smith, Bobby Blair, Lynn Brayshaw and Bill McLeod.

If desired, the family requests donations to the following: Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, P. O. Box 1177, Fairfield, Texas 75840, (903) 389-2641, or website

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