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Kenneth R. Gregor, USAF
September 18, 1940 – October 12, 2018
Kenneth R. Gregor, 78, of Elkton, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon.
Ken was born at home September 18, 1940 in Elkton to the late Harold and Beatrice (Foster) Gregor.
He married Iva McLean on November 21, 1992 in St. Clair, where they made their home. When young he was an active member of the Elkton E.U.B Church and graduated from Elkton High School in 1958. After high school he stayed home on the farm for two years and hauled milk.
He joined the US Air Force from September 1960 to September 1964 as a helicopter crew chief mechanic. After the service he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and worked for Lockheed Aircraft as well as joining the Oklahoma Air National Guard and flew as a flight engineer on the large C-97 cargo airplane for two years. Leaving Tulsa he moved back to Michigan and flew helicopter commercially for 7.5 years. He moved to Port Huron and from 1974-1987 worked for Star Oil Company driving tanker trucks, after that he moved to St. Clair and from 1988-1992 worked for Baker Manufacturing in Marine City. There he met longtime employee Iva McLean, after a time they were married. Ken was laid off shortly after Iva was laid off, so they felt it was the right time to sell and move to Elkton on the home place with his dad. They took care of him until he died at age 94. Ken worked for Huron Tool and Engineering driving truck until retiring. He enjoyed listening to and watching Southern Gospel music. Ken and Iva really enjoyed camping and riding their motorcycle. He loved to go out to the shed and just tinker and take old items and fix them up. When something didn’t run right he would figure it out or at least try.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years Iva; son and daughter from a previous marriage Briton and Tracy; several grandchildren; step-children Theresa Jackson and Richard Cooper; step-grandchildren Tiffany and William Jackson Jr.
Funeral services will be 11:00am Tuesday, October 16th at the Elkton Missionary Church with Rev. Reggie Courliss officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Pigeon. Visitation will begin at 9:00am Tuesday at church and continue until the service time. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the services. Memorials in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association or the Elkton Missionary Church.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Elkton Missionary Church
220 North Main Street Elkton, Michigan 48731
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