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Benjamin Edward Gregory, Jr. Obituary


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“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...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Robert Welch - Middletown, DE

“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...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Kathleen Dunn - Richmond

“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...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Lou Adams - Richmond, VA

“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,...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: William C. Boyce, Jr. - Manassas, VA

“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...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Leon E. App - Sandston, VA

“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...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Fred Lyle jr - Mechanicsville, VA

“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....Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Darlene " Baby Girl" Klenzmann - VA

“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...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: MB

“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...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Janet (Ayres) Peck - Richmond, VA

“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...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Street - Midlothian, VA

“It absolutely amazes me the number of youth and adults Ben influenced through his leadership in Scouting. He will truly be missed! ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: John Blackmore - Richmond, VA

“Ben was such a kind and generous man. He always had a smile on his face and always had something encouraging to say. I will miss him very much. My...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Robin Rush - Hopewell, VA


Benjamin Edward Gregory, Jr., 61, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin Sr., and Virginia Gregory and his sister Suzanne Abel. He is survived by his sister Verna Vanhook and brother Daniel Gregory, nephews James Vanhook (Kim) and Robert Abel; nieces Laura and Jenni Abel, great nephew J. C. Vanhook; and a special friend Gloria Winston. Ben was a retired employee of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He was a member of Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club, and Lieutenant Governor of the Chesapeake District Ruritan. He was a lifetime member and leader of the Boy Scouts of America and a lifelong member of Calvary United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 24th from six to eight PM and again on Monday, February 25th from two to four PM and again from six to eight PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA 23231. A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, February 26th at Calvary United Methodist Church 1637 Williamsburg Road, Richmond Virginia 23231, followed by interment at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America or Calvary United Methodist Church.

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