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Thomas Erwin Gregory

September 9, 1942 — December 27, 2022

Thomas Erwin Gregory

Who is he? A child of God, that’s who he is.

Funeral services for Thomas “Tommy” Erwin Gregory, 80, will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. A visitation will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Pastor John Harp of Brookwood Baptist Church.

Tommy was born September 9, 1942 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Erwin Isaac and Nelle Elizabeth Martin Gregory and went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 27, 2022 peacefully at his home in Greenwood, La. 

Tommy was a resident of Greenwood, LA and graduated from C.E. Byrd High School in 1961 where he ran track and was a member of the Drifters. His love of cars began at a young age. He would ride his bicycle to C&M Wrecker Service where he would sweep floors and empty trash.  While he was in high school, he worked as a shoe salesman in downtown Shreveport. After graduating high school, Tommy was employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Company as a route salesman. He married Carol Sue Jennings on June 17, 1962 in Shreveport, LA. In 1965 he joined the Louisiana National Guard. He took a civilian leave from the Guard between 1971-1976 to start his own business, Louisiana Auto Supply and Repair. Tommy would resume his career with the Louisiana National Guard full time in 1976 where he worked for OMS, MATES and CSMS Units until his retirement in September 2002 as Chief Warrant Officer CW5. During his time serving in the Louisiana National Guard, he received numerous awards and commendations, serving at home and abroad. Less than three months after his retirement, he went back to work for the Guard at Camp Minden where he worked ten more years until he retired for good, giving him 42 years of service in the Louisiana National Guard.  Tommy enjoyed working on all things mechanical and restoring classic cars. He also loved making knives and repairing old guns. He was a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA. Later, he moved his letter to Brookwood Baptist Church to worship with his children and grandchildren.

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, Nelle and Erwin Gregory; nephew, Randolph “Rush” Holder; and grandson, Blake Weaver. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Carol Sue Jennings Gregory of Greenwood, LA; son, Michael Thomas Gregory and wife, Leigh Anne of Bossier City, LA; daughter, Susan Gregory Weaver and husband, Timothy of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Kaitlin Weaver of Houston, TX, Aaron Gregory and wife, Brie of Little Rock, AR, Anna Gregory of Bossier City, LA, Dalton Weaver of Houston, TX, and Dylan Weaver of Shreveport, LA; and sister, Rosalee Holder and husband, Joe of Florida.

Honoring Tommy as pallbearers will be Timothy Weaver, Dalton Weaver, Aaron Gregory, Todd Lynch, Wes Roan and Robert Brown.

The family would like to express special thanks to Donna Sepulvado and St. Joseph Hospice for caring for our father at the end of his life.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, Louisiana. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Rose-Neath Shreveport Southside

2500 Southside Dr, Shreveport, LA 71118

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Rose-Neath Shreveport Southside

2500 Southside Dr, Shreveport, LA 71118

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Burial

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Northwest LA Veterans Cemetery

Keithville, LA 71047

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