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James Douglas Gregg

May 17, 1953 July 17, 2020
James Douglas Gregg
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Obituary for James Douglas Gregg

James Douglas Gregg, of Hartland, passed away unexpectedly, while at his family’s cabin on July 17th, 2020. He was 67 years old.

James will be remembered as a very proud man, proud of his family, his career and his military service. A Navy veteran, Jim-Bob built lifelong friendships with fellow sailors while serving on the USS Saratoga CV-60. A hard worker, he gave his all to his career working for the government for over 4 decades. Jim was loyal, generous and genuine, and a man who spoke his mind. His joys were fishing or hanging out at “The Hole” aka deer camp, a lover of loud music, dancing with and lovingly harassing his daughters and numerous “kids”, and he played a mean air guitar. Every person who met him, loved him and probably has a pretty good story to share. If you ever needed something, Jim was always there to help.

A creature of habit, Jim was always keeping busy whether in his garage, at his cabin, fixing something, helping his friends and family, having lunch with his friends at “The Office” and he loved sitting at his picnic table, jamming out to his tunes and sharing them with the neighbors.
Jimmy enjoyed riding the trails, was always in tune with his loved ones, stopping on a dime so his dog could hop on and off or so his daughters could rock hunt. He loved Detroit sports, but his blood ran green! Go State! Watching a game with Jim was a unique experience, never to be forgotten.

He loved his family and will truly be missed by Karen, his wife of 48 years and best friend for over 50 years, meeting as junior high school sweethearts; his loving children, Kellie (Zak) Love, Jamie (Mark) Russom; and his pride and joy, his grandsons, Conner and Michael. Jimmy Doug will be also missed by his mother, Lynn Willhoite; stepmother, Marge Gregg; siblings, Cathi Wojtanek, Tera Gregg, and Laurie (Steve) Kauffman; his dog, Rascal; also many nieces, nephews, extended family, and also his best friends.
James is preceded in death by his father, Douglas E. Gregg; stepfather, Robert Willhoite; and mother-in-law, Barbara Selmer.

Due to COVID - 19 and the restrictions at the cemetery, a Private Family Service was held at Great Lakes National Cemetery with full Military Honors.

To watch the service at Great Lakes National please click the link:


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or a Veteran's cause of your choice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

For further information phone 810-229-2905.

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

PO Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675

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