Barry Duane Gregory

1954 - 2022

Barry Duane Gregory unexpectedly departed this Earth on April 1st, 2022. He was born May 19th, 1954 in Ivanhoe, Virginia to the late Franklin Gregory and Ella Shinault Gregory.

Everyone that knew Barry knew that you were in for a laugh and a good time when he was around. No one could tell a story like he could, and even if it was the same story you’d heard a million times, he made it just as enthralling as the first time he told it. We will deeply miss sitting on the banks of Cripple Creek, talking and singing with him, or cruising the backroads and listening to The Marshall Tucker Band. There was no one in the world quite like Barry Gregory, and the world will never be the same.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Junior Gregory, sister Frances Beamon, nephew Alfred Gregory and sister-in-law Janice Gregory. Those left to cherish his memory are his children April (Joshua) Moser, Joshua Gregory, Jacob (Cassie) Gregory, Kelly Gregory and Justin Gregory; five grandchildren, Ava Lawless, Charlotte Moser, Gray Gregory, Ethan Gregory and Noah Gregory; brothers Ricky (Ruth) Gregory and Early Gregory; sisters Pat Sapp, Trenda (Ray) Williams, and Tammie (Stephen) Blodgett; many beloved nieces and nephews, and good friend Rick Hutchins.

The family would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and Yadkin County Emergency Services for their help and kindness during this difficult time.

The family will hold a celebration of life on May 21st, 2022 at Barry’s home in Ivanhoe, Virginia. More information will be given at a later date.

Tributes

3 tributes for Barry Duane Gregory

  1. Craig Locklear

    Man its sadden the news that i received that u were no longer with us and dancing amongst the clouds with my dad whom u and him was like 2 peas n a pod and the chicken fights we all used to go junior and dad i my brother michael and my other brother from another brandon u definitely gonna b missed man by many even if and when I’m able to come back up to the camp site we all shared so many memories with one another but man y’all hold it down up there until we meet again my great and good friend barry man love and definitely gonna miss ya man on that creek when we shall come fishing up there

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  2. Becky Moore

    You will be missed so sad what you went through

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  3. ES Blair

    When I met the Gregory Family I was around 17 years old. I met them thru my husband and instantly they became my friends. When I was pregnant with my first child we lost Janice, she was like a second momma to me. The night of her funeral I got the pleasure of meeting the rest of the Gregory clan! That night I laughed so hard at Barry everyone was worried I would go into labor! Lol I had never been around such happy hour lucky funny people. Because Barry and his siblings and their spouses are all like that. I can guarantee when you leave them your ribs and stomach will ache from laughing as well as your face is gonna hurt from smiling and laughing. Throughout the last almost 19 years anytime the Gregory’s were planning a trip to Ivanhoe they would call or send a message to let us know so we could clear our schedule to hang out with them! Geez I was like a kid waiting for Christmas to come waiting on them to get here! That was always the highlight of my year! The last 5 years we got to see more of each other and when Barry came up to take care of Early I went from seeing them three or four times a year to four or five times a week. Barry and Early are my very best friends. When I lost my dad 3 almost 4 years ago and then lost my father-in-law a couple months later I was in a pretty dark place. If Barry and Early wouldn’t have been there to talk to me and listen to me and support me I’m pretty sure the outcome wouldn’t have been good. Not a day went by in the last year or so that I didn’t see Barry or talk to him on the phone. Some days he would send me a text just to make my day better or to make me smile and then some days he would send me one that had my rolling in the floor laughing like crazy! I used to tell him and Early that they had to live forever so that I never had to worry about being here without them. I never thought in a million years that when I called Early that was what he was gonna tell me. My heart is broken, my mind is foggy, my days are full of tears and my nights are full of no rest, bad dreams and worry. Barry I don’t know how we are gonna get thru the rest of this life without you! I keep hoping I’m gonna wake up from this horrible nightmare! Thank you for loving me and my family and thanks for being the best friend, dad, mentor, and hero we could ask for! Say hey to daddy and Buddy for me! Love you big B

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