Danny Ray Gregg, age 59, of Charleston, IL, passed away Saturday, May 21, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the United Pentecostal Tabernacle, 2442 Harrison Avenue, Charleston, IL, with Reverend Roger Wood officiating. Interment will follow that afternoon at the Beecher City Cemetery in Beecher City, IL. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the United Pentecostal Tabernacle. Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL are in charge of arrangements.
Danny was born on August 18, 1956 in Shelbyville, IL the son of Kermit and Sadie (Shrake) Gregg. Surviving are his siblings Flossila (Gregg) Cox and husband, Bobby Cox of Altamont, TN; Nathan Gregg and wife Jenny of Crossville, TN; Helen Gregg, Aubrey Gregg of Charleston, IL; three step-brothers, Harold (Georgia) Ryan, Kelvin (Tammy) Bennett, Charles (Ann) Bennett, and their families. Also surviving are three nieces and nephew: Pamela (Cox) Clemons and husband, Michael of Chattanooga, TN; Patricia (Cox) Layne Palmer, TN; Sheila (Cox) Gholston and great nephews and nieces: Zachary (Shiree) Clemons, Tyler (Kayla) Clemons, Tristan Layne, Nicholas Layne, Travis (Dakota) Cox, Joey Hood, Alina Posey, Eldon Posey, and Michael Posey; special first cousin, Daisy Rigsby of Moweaqua, IL.
Danny attended public schools in Hopkinsville, KY when his family lived in Kentucky. When his family returned to Illinois, he attended and graduated from Armstrong Center in Mattoon, IL. Upon graduation he attended the Shelbyville Rehabilitation Center until he and his brother Aubrey moved to Charleston, IL in 1988 to be cared for by their sister, Helen. Besides his family, Danny loved his church where he was an "unofficial greeter." If you had missed attending, he would meet you the next time with a very tight, hug and proclamation, "We miss you 'round here." That was often accompanied by his shaking his hand and pointing a finger at you. He loved Christian radio, which was played 24/7 from his room. No rock-n-roll music came from his room, that "was of the devil." Saturday morning programing of "Ranger Bill," "Odessey," "The Pond" were all favorites. Danny loved people. At church he told others about his family. When visiting his family in Tennessee, he talked about his church family. He wanted everyone to "go to church." His family and church family loved Danny very much and will miss him so much.
Memorials may be made to the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, % Helen Gregg, 302 West Main Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565. Online condolences may be left at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 23, 2016