Thomas Marlon Gregg
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Thomas Marlon Gregg
  • August 12, 1936 - May 24, 2017
  • Islamorada, Florida

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Thomas Marlon Gregg, 80, of Islamorada Florida, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2017 after a battle with lung cancer. He was born during the Great Depression on a farm in Marshall County, Alabama near Albertville on August 12, 1936. His first job was picking cotton for two dollars a day where he learned the value of hard work. His family later moved to Hokes Bluff Alabama where he attended high school. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Marine Corps to learn how to fight and to see the world. He was stationed in Okinawa Japan, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico and earned the rank of sergeant serving as an instructor in the Marine Corps sharp shooter school. After military service, he took a job as a repo man for a regional finance company and worked his way up through the company ranks to an auditor position, and was later transferred to Jacksonville Florida to work for Title and Trust of Florida, where he rose to become vice president. He subsequently formed Florida Title and Guaranty Company in St. Petersburg Florida and built his company up to 11 offices. After a very successful career in the title insurance business, he retired in 1998 to Ocala Florida to raise Tennessee walking horses. He was an excellent grouper fisherman, an instrument rated pilot, and loved to play country, gospel, and hillbilly music on his guitar and mandolin. He was a true country gentleman and will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity, and his motto: "Do the right thing". He was preceded in death by his wife Glenna Gregg, and his parents Rev. J.T. Gregg and Marnice Gregg. He is survived by his sons Mark Gregg (Linda Barrett) and Barry Gregg, his sister Myra Tedder (Ronnie), and his brother Mickey Gregg (Linda). Visitation will be held at the Collier-Butler Funeral Home in Gadsden from 11 to 1 on June 1, 2017 followed by a graveside service at 1:30 pm at Crestwood Cemetery in Gadsden. Rev. John Dickinson will be officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.