- October 17, 1951 - February 20, 2013
- Richmond, Virginia
of Benjamin's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Mr. Gregory was a strong influence in my life as a History teacher and coach at Chickahominy Academy. For me, he helped me through some tough times as a teen-age athlete looking for my place. His knowledge, wisdom and guidance helped me to grow into the man I am today. A sincere thanks to go, Mr Gregory. I was blessed by your guidance and know you are looking done on us with a smile, but still expecting us to "run a few".
Posted by: Robert Welch - Middletown, DE - Student Feb 28, 2013
Ben was my favorite Boy Scout trainer. He was so wise and I'm grateful that he shared his thoughts and experiences with me. He brought me to tears one night when talking about interacting with the boys on a more intimate level. He was a beautiful man and I will miss him very much. Though I could never fill his shoes, I will honor him by teaching to others what he taught to me.
Posted by: Kathleen Dunn - Richmond Feb 26, 2013
James and your famiy,
My heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of your uncle. I know how much you cared for him, and how you're hurting. Hold tight to all the good memories, and be thankful that he is no longer suffering. My sympathy extends to all of your family.
Posted by: Lou Adams - Richmond, VA - Friend/Co-worker of family membe Feb 25, 2013
Ben and I began our scouting experience together in the Cub Scouts in 1959. Ben's mom served as our den mother.
We continued in to Boy Scouts, Troop 547, where we were fortunate to be led by the exemplary Scoutmaster, and Ben's longtime mentor, Dudley Lanthrip.
Ben was a fine person, and as is evident from the preceding comments, dedicated to the scouting movement. I encourage everyone who knew Ben through scouting to make a memorial contribution to the Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America.
William C. Boyce, Jr.
Posted by: William C. Boyce, Jr. - Manassas, VA - Friend Feb 25, 2013
Some years back, the Troop at Calvary UMC started to run out of Boy Scouts. I helped Ben recruit at a number of Schools in the area. The results of changing demographics brought this ancient and honorable troop to an eventual end. We worked together with the Adult Leader Training Program which was held at Calvary' Scout house for many years. At about this time the Council's Buckskin Course for young leaders was founded and Ben became the Scoutmaster, and
Posted by: Leon E. App - Sandston, VA - Fellow Scouter Feb 25, 2013
Mr gregory , Ithink you knew the impact you made in your presence in this world, but the short time you had my son Trey at his buskin week, will last long after your leaving us, thank you to his family for sharing him with us, forever grateful the Lyle family.
Posted by: Fred Lyle jr - Mechanicsville, VA - None Feb 24, 2013
My deepest sympathy to your family. Ben, was one of the finest people I met. I have known his through both the Scouts and Ruritan. He will be missed. His light and legacy will shine on for years to come...
Posted by: Darlene " Baby Girl" Klenzmann - Richmond, VA - Ruritan Member Affiliate Feb 23, 2013
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Gregory family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Benjamin be foremost in your hearts and minds along with this wonderful promise that Jesus made at John 5:28,29. Again, my sincere condolences.
Posted by: MB Feb 23, 2013
Ben and I grew up together through our years at Calvary Methodist and enjoyed many trips together. My father (John Ayres) was one of his good friends and I know that he thought alot of him and cherished his friendship. My heart and prayers go out to Ben's family and to Gloria and am deeply sorry for their loss.
Posted by: Janet (Ayres) Peck - Richmond, VA - Friend Feb 22, 2013
Ben was a wonderful Scouter who helped shape the leadership skills and lives of over two-thousand of our council's youth through his service as Buckskin Scoutmaster for 29 courses (1984-2012). I had the pleasure of being chosen by Ben to serve on his first Buckskin course, and I hadn't met him until the first staff meeting. I was so impressed with how he ran the program right from the start, that I stuck around on his staff for about 5
Posted by: Scott Street - Midlothian, VA - Scouting Friend Feb 22, 2013