OBITUARY: Thurman Ray Gregg


Thurman Ray Gregg passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Thurman was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend.

He was born October 5, 1932 to James F. and Hallie J. Gregg. He was born in St. Louis. MO, but soon moved to Springfield, TN where he remained until his death.

He graduated from Springfield High School in 1951. He played football under Coach Boyce Smith where he was a star quarterback. Thurman received a football scholarship at Union University.

He joined the United States Navy, spending four years serving our country during the Korean War as it ended. On his return, he graduated from MTSU. His career with the state of Tennessee spanned more than 35 years.

He was a National Marketing Representative for the Department of Economic Development. He was an avid golfer his entire life. He was a member of Springfield Country Club where he was known as “Dr. Golf” because of his insight and ability to help others with their game.

Mr. Gregg leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 68 years, Marlene. Thurman and Marlene enjoyed many years of traveling, spending time with family, and playing golf together. Thurman was a believer and a longtime member of Springfield Baptist Church.

Thurman was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Hal Gregg; son and daughter-in-law, Steven J. and Rita F. Gregg; and brothers, Jack and J.R. Gregg.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene; sister, Wanda Gregg; granddaughters, Keri Ann Gregg and Kristen Gregg; great-granddaughters, Nona and June Gregg; and sister-in-law, Patti Gregg.

A Celebration of life service will be conducted in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. David Evans and Bro. Martin Babb officiating. Visitation begins Monday at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Hix, Bob Bibb, Denny Choate, Jeff Walker, and Bobby Choate.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Springfield Baptist Church in Thurman’s memory. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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