Obituary of Richard Henry Gregg
Richard "Dick" Gregg, 83, of Star City, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, J W Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Star City, on July 28, 1935, the son of the late Samuel and Dorothy Helen (Good) Gregg.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and proceeded to Davis & Lynch Glass working a total of 42 years. Dick also was known as "Coach" coached Youth Sports three different decades and was instrumental in starting girl's grade school basketball in 1978. He enjoyed coaching the Star City Eagles.
Dick was a standout football player for MHS from 1953-1954 being the only player in the state to be named 1st team All-State both as Offensive Guard and Defensive Tackle the same year. He was throughout his life a number 1 Mountaineer fan.
He was survived by his loving wife, Joan, of 60 years; daughter, Robin Gregg; son, Todd Gregg; sisters, Arlene Neely and husband, Gary and Connie Nagy and husband, Charles.
In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by siblings, Kay Christopher, George Gregg, Hazel Fox, John Gregg, Sadie Noone, Rose Nicklin, Sammy Gregg, Clara Huggins, Dorothy Jean Dezzutti and Patty Goodnight and his beloved dog, Sammy.
A special thanks to Dr. Ma and staff at the Mary Babb Randolph Center, WVU Vascular & Heart Institute, Dr. Mills, Dr. Darbandi, Dr. Mattess, the 2018 MHS football team and lifetime friends, Jean and John Olivito.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dick's memory to Red & Blue Football, Parent Association, P.O. Box 4164, Morgantown, WV 26504-4164 or St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church c/o Funeral Lunches, 3334B University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26505.
Friends and family will be received at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 3334B University Avenue, Star City, on Sunday, March 17th from 4-7 PM. The evening visitation will conclude with a Scriptural Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, March 18th at the church from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Father John V. DiBacco, Jr., as Celebrant. Entombment will follow at the St. Mary Peace Garden Mausoleum with full military funeral rites conducted.
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