Henry (Hank) Townes Gregg, Jr.

June 21, 1927 - February 20, 2009
Henry (Hank) Townes Gregg, Jr.

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Henry Townes ìHankî Gregg, Jr., 81, of Hendersonville, NC, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Born in Richmond, VA, he was the son of the late Henry Townes Gregg, Sr. and Thelma Moseley Gregg. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert S. Gregg.

A World War II veteran, he served in the US Navy. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Before retiring in 1987, he was an engineer with General Electric. He had resided in Hendersonville since 1971, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was active in the Lionís Club and served on the Board of Directors for Eliada Home for Children.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marion R. Silvernail Gregg of Hendersonville; son, Henry T. ìScottî Gregg III and wife, Joan, of Mebane, NC; daughter, Pam Harrelson and husband, Davon, of Greenville, SC; and three grandchildren, Stephanie Marie Gregg, Julie Ann Harrelson, and Justin Gregg Harrelson.

A funeral service will be held at 3 PM Sunday, February 22, 2009 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Stewart Humphrey will officiate. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Eliada Home for Children, P.O. Box 16708, Asheville, NC 28816, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 9140 ArrowPoint Boulevard, #380, Charlotte, NC 28273.


Sunday, February 22, 2009
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • February 21, 2009
    Brenda Compton & Family says:
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Brenda Compton, Tracey & Susan, Angie & Serge

  • February 21, 2009
    Clayt & Alice Davidson says:
    We send our deepest sympathy. We will remember Hank from the Friendship Class at First UMC

  • February 21, 2009
    Jack & Diane Houtman says:
    Dear Marion and Family: We are so saddened to hear of Hank's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We have fond memories of Hank's diligent and professional work at GE. We could always depend on him to find the right solution for some very challenging problems. His outstanding work ethic complimented his well-honed technical skills. Our Love to you all Jack & Diane Houtman

  • February 21, 2009
    Ruth Heinemann says:
    Dear Scott, Pam and families, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of my good friend.I have such fond memories of the good times Jim and I shared with Hank and Marion. Although I can't be with you at this difficult time, My thoughts, love, and prayers can. Love, Ruth

  • February 22, 2009
    Cliff Laughter says:
    I worked with Hank at GE. He was always a man I looked up to and respected.