Gary Gregg Lifelong Kay County resident passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Stillwater, OK with his loving wife by his side. He was 57 years of age. He was born on February 9, 1961 in Ponca City, OK to Gerald and Carol Ann Steckman Gregg.
Celebration of life mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in the St Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Visitation will be Monday, May 21, 2018 in the Grace Memorial chapel from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family in attendance to receive friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials contributions are asked to be made to Autism Support Center 220 Village Circle Dr. Ponca City, OK 74601. Arrangements are under the care of Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City.
Gary graduated from Newkirk High in 1979 and he later attended NOC for a time. He worked for Wal Mart for over 20 years, serving as the loss prevention manager the last 5 years. He was known for befriending all he met and would visit with anyone he encountered. Gary enjoyed volunteering for the Poncan Theater, extra eyes with the Ponca City Police Department and chairing numerous Blood drives thru Wal Mart. Gary also enjoyed watching Live PD and medical shows on TV. Gary married the love of his life Marilyn Kokojan on October 18, 2013 and they made their home in Ponca City.
Gary is survived by his wife; Marilyn of the Home; 1 son; Jeremy Gregg and 1 daughter; Sarah Gregg both of Ponca City, OK 3 grandchildren; Gunner, Stark and Henley. Mother; Carol Gregg of Ponca City, OK 1 brother; Jeff Gregg and wife Kim of Bartlesville, OK 2 sisters; Tressa Winters and husband Dave of Ponca City, OK and Christine Stansbery of Seattle, Washington. Also surviving are his 8 Nephews; Travis Montgomery, Brett Thomas, Jackson Holt, Fletcher Holt, Nathan Gregg, Bryson Stansbery, Zack Stansbery, Ryan Merrifield and 5 nieces; Lauren Thomas, Erin Thomas, Piper Holt, Ashley Gregg, Haylie Brantley. Brother and sister in laws; Chris and Cathy Merrifield Mark and Maqui Kokojan and their son Caleb Kokojan. Gary is also survived by several Aunts and Uncles.
Online guest registry is available at www.gracememorialchapel.net
Gary was a fellow "Boehme Barbarian" from our college days at Boehme Hall on the NOC campus. As with each of our life's journey, after school we all went our own way. Haven't seen Gary in many, many years and that was my loss. However memories of his friendship and those carved at NOC so long ago never die. All barbarians live for the day they reach "Valhalla"! You made it my friend!
May God grant you peace and may your family find consolation in knowing you are one of the good guys.
Steve T.Edmond, OK
Sad to hear of Gary's passing and my condolences are with the family. While I had not seen Gary in many, many years I have good memories of first meeting him while attending Newkirk High. Gary was one of the few upper-classmen that we Jr High kids didn't have to avoid (run from) during lunch period. And he had that cool Econoline van!
Steve BoyerCollinsville, OK
Sorry for your loss, Gary was a great guy. Worked with him many times on patrol for Extra Eyes. We had a lot of laughs together. He will be missed.
DeannaPonca City, OK
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marilyn & Carol. Gary will be missed by many.
Teddy & Sharlett TaicletPonca City, OK
Sad reading this. Great guy worked for him in the meat department at Foodwarehouse in 91' remember it like it was yesterday. Peace be with his family and friends.
David HallKingfisher, OK
Gary was my neighbor for many years and our kids grew up together. My heart breaks for the family. Gary was a kind, funny, loving man. He's will be missed.
Milynda WadePonca City, OK
Gary alway had a smile on his face and a trick up his sleeve. He made it his mission to make people smile everyday. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sherry FeathersPonca City, OK
Worked with Gary at Food Warehouse and Wal-Mart. Will never forget having lunches with him and his parents Carol and Gerald, always a fun time. Was so happy for him when Marilyn came into his life . .
Vicki ThompsonShidler, OK
Prayers for family.
Scott and Bobbie LucasBlackwell, OK
Marilyn I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Gary from Wal-Mart. He will be nissed
Donna SiebertPonca City, OK
So Sorry for your loss.Gary was a great person.
CharolettePonca city, OK
Rest in peace Gary.
Bonnie LarcheyBraman, OK
So sorry for your loss Marilyn.
Rick and Linda DickersonPONCA CITY, OK
Rest in peace my FRIEND you will be missed
Tina FerrillPonca City, OK
We are so very sorry for your loss. Gary always had a big smile for us when we came to visit. He will be missed.
Kathleen and Jim PriceFischer, TX
Heaven just received a very special angel. Gary was the first person to welcome me to Walmart many years ago and we immediately became lifetime friends. I have truly lost a best friend. Gary always called his girlfriend so Gary I will always love you and one day I will see you again!!!
Debbie HamiltonPonca City, OK
So sorry for your loss Marilyn. He will be missed by many.
Josie ScottBurbank, OK
Worked with Gary at Foodwarehouse and Walmart. We had many great times, called him brother. Hope your RIP brother.
Sharon RowenPonca City, OK