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“Dear Nell&Family, Were so sad to hear about Gil he will be missed but only for a short wile.Are thoughts and prayers are with you all.Love to all of...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Roger&Becky Bailey - sanford, NC

“My prayers are with you and your families. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Craig Richards - MI

“Gilbert, for many years, was my Buddy and friend, and then he found Nell, and Mim and I had two dear friends, may GOD Bless them both. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Loren and Mim Edwards - MI

“Sorry to hear of the loss of your father Mandi. My thoughts and prayers are with you!! ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Gwin - Marshall, MI

“It has been a joy and pleasure knowing you for the past 38 years. You were a true gentlemen and friend. We love you and will miss you dearly....Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Paul & Phyllis Smith - MI

“We feel your sorrow at this sad time.May your family find comfort in the great hope ahead of a better world which Jehovah promises, and our families...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Michael & Cyndi Conte - Marion, OH

“DeGregory/Miller Families: Please know that you are in my prayers at this time. I wish distance wasn't an hinderance to the hugs I would give so...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: CATHY KENNEDY - Clearwater, FL

“My prayers to your family. I wish I could be there for you Thursday Mandi, but alas I have school at the time of the service. You are all in my...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Rachel McKinney - Battle Creek, MI

“To the DeGregory Family; May the God of all comfort Jehovah see you through this trail some time; as we anticipate and look intently to the future...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Tina Kennedy Watson - MI

“We were saddened to hear of the passing of our Brother. We send our warmest condolences. We know that your sadness will give way to joy in the sure...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Gary & Linda Royer - Kalamazoo, MI

“Our love to the DeGregory family. We feel your sadness and loss. May the resurrection hope comfort and strengthen you. We have many fond memories...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Vaughn Royer - Sanford, NC

“Our thoughts and prayes are your family. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Lyndie Edwards - Battle Creek, MI

“I miss you so much, Poopsie....I love you more than words can say... ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Mandi - Battle Creek, MI


Gilbert L. DeGregory, 80, of Battle Creek, died February 7, 2010 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born September 14, 1929, in Battle Creek to August and Dorothy (McCrumb) DeGregory. Gil graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1947 where he played in the marching band and was part of the swim team. He worked as a cable lineman for over 40 years for Michigan Bell and Ameritech. On January 17, 1971, Gil was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It was one of his greatest pleasures in life to serve as an elder in the Harper Creek Congregation for many years and teach God’s word to others. Gil is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nell (Wallace) DeGregory; his children, Gilbert Alan (April) DeGregory, Lisabeth “Beth” (Terry) Miller and Mary Amanda (Mandi) DeGregory; grandchildren, Timothy Young, Sarah Miller, Austin Landau and Kyleigh Landau and close friends, Jack McLenithan, Deric Walker, Paul Smith and many others. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 7085 E Drive North, Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Worldwide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home. www.shawfuneralhome.com

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