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Amos Leroy Gregson (1924 - 2018)

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Amos Leroy Gregson
1924 - 2018
Born
December 23, 1924
Houston, Texas United States
Death
August 9, 2018
Flint, Texas United States 75762
Last Known Residence
Flint, Smith County, Texas United States 75762
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Amos Leroy Gregson was born on December 23, 1924 in Houston, Texas United States. He is the child of Charles Monroe Gregson and Annie Laura (Laird) Gregson, with siblings Charles, Alton, Avis, Eula, Herschel, and Helen. According to his family tree, Amos was father to 3 children. Amos' partner was Dorothy "Dot" Marie Gregson, and they had children John Lee Gregson, Patricia Ann (Gregson) Mcfarlin, and Colleen M. (Gregson) Smith. He died on August 9, 2018 in Flint, Texas United States at age 93.
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Funeral services for Amos Leroy Gregson, 93, of Bullard, Texas will be Sunday August 12th at 2pm at the Dickie Allen funeral home chapel. Visitation will be from 1-2pm at the funeral home on Sunday. Graveside service will follow at Walkers Chapel Cemetery in Reklaw. After two months of pancreatic cancer, while at the home of his granddaughter Lisa, Mr. Gregson joined his savior Jesus Christ, his sweetheart Dot, and his son Johnny in heaven. Angels rejoiced as he accepted Jesus and was baptized on July 4th, 2018, along with grandson Brandon and great grandson Jace. His impact on countless lives will be felt indefinitely. He was a talented storyteller, sharing many stories, intertwined with a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. For our comfort, he often said "I've had a good life. I've had a full life. I've had a lot of fun!" He was born December 23rd, 1924 in Houston, Texas to Charles and Laura Laird Gregson. Mr. Gregson was an Army veteran who served in WWII as a Military Medic/Surgical Technician. Mr. Gregson was a dairy farmer in Cut 'n Shoot, Texas, where he served as Fire Chief of the first volunteer fire department. He later moved to Reklaw, where he spent the next 30 years. There he was a cattle rancher and served his community as City Marshal of Reklaw and Constable of Cherokee County. His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing. He told the story of baling his last bale of hay at 80 years of age. He said he rolled 104 rolls that day. He found humor in almost everything and wanted to make you laugh. Even though he was unable to speak earlier this week he was seen snickering at a caregiver who was having trouble with something in his room. He was Mr. G to daughter in law Vicki Gregson, and Papa/Poppa to his grandchildren Lisa Williams, Brandon Gregson, Alicia Sabaska (and husband Brandon), Barrett Gregson, Jessie Rowe; great grandchildren Conner Sciarrini, Jace Williams, Sloan Gregson, Kelsey and Kayden, and Riley and Kylie. He is also survived by Colleen and Jessie Smith and Patricia as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
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Flint, Smith County, Texas United States 75762
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August 12, 2018
Walker Chapel Cemetery in Reklaw, Cherokee County, Texas United States 75784
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Cowboy church.

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Dairy Farmer, Rancher, Fire Chief of Volunteer Fire Dept, City Council Member, City Marshal, Constable, and dispatcher for the Cherokee County Sheriff's office. He built ponds, cleared trees/brush with a bulldozer. Grew, trimmed and sold Christmas trees. Cut, raked and baled hay even at 80 years old.

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Amos Leroy Gregson, father to 3 children, passed away on August 9, 2018 in Flint, Texas at age 93. He was buried in Walkers Chapel Cemetery, Reklaw, Texas. Amos was born on December 23, 1924 in Houston, Texas. He was born to Charles Monroe Gregson and Annie Laura (Laird) Gregson, with siblings Charles Elmo Gregson, Alton Ray Gregson, Baby Daughter Gregson, Avis Burnett Gregson, Eula Mae (Gregson) Womack, Herschel Dean Gregson, and Helen Berniece (Gregson) Weiman. Amos's partner was Dorothy "Dot" Marie Gregson, and they gave birth to John Lee Gregson, Patricia Ann (Gregson) Mcfarlin, and Colleen M. (Gregson) Smith.
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1924 - 2018 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Amos Leroy Gregson was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1934, by the time he was only 10 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1959, when he was 35 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1989, when he was 65 years old, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1999, he was 75 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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