- October 14, 1946 - January 26, 2013
- Paso Robles, California
of Gregory's Passing
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“Dear Sue and boys,
We were very sad to hear of your husband Greg passing, we have your family in prayer, please call I do not have your phone number...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Diana Salas - Vacaville, CA
“I am so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I will always remember his fun personality, and awesome sense of humor. My heart goes out to Sue, Butch and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: JuLee Watson - Paso Robles, CA
“I enjoyed his humor,Also he loved to bet on different things, He won fifty bucks from me on the Clinton election.Also had a great deal of confidence...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bud Murphy - Stevensville, MT
“So sorry to hear about Greg, He was a great guy and will be missed very much. If you need anything we are here for you. Lots of Love The Price Family
4 of 9 | Posted by: Brian and Ruthie - Paso Robles, CA
“Just want to send my love to the family and to say that I am so sorry for your loss.
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jeanne Stuart - Templeton, CA
Just know I am here for you. You are so strong aqnd I admire you and your dedication to the students and the integrity of your work. Words...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Carolina Gutierrez Sarceno - CA
“I worked with Gregg for many years at the Morro Bay Power Plant. Our condolences are with his family at this difficult time. Fred and Janet Chaney
7 of 9 | Posted by: Fred Chaney - Arroyo Grande, CA
“He will be missed.... Love and Prayers.
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jo Ellen Smlecer - CA - friend
“My thoughts are with you and your family Sue....I have nothing but smiles when I think about Greg.
9 of 9 | Posted by: Valerie Anderson - Morro Bay, CA
Gregory Leon Cherry, 66, of Paso Robles, passed away suddenly Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at home. He was born in October 1946 in Bakersfield, Calif., the only child of Roland and Betty Cherry.
Greg grew up in Lamont, Calif., and attended Arvin High School and South Bakersfield High School and graduated in 1964.
He then served in the U.S. Navy, having spent three years in Vietnam and three years in the reserves.
During his service, Greg was a helicopter mechanic and gunner and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, a Bronze Star and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.
He was a longtime resident of the Central Coast, having lived in Los Osos for 14 years and Paso Robles for over 25 years.
Greg worked as a welder for PG&E for 30 years.
After he retired from the Morro Bay Power Plant, Greg owned Cherry's Portable Welding. He then worked for American Industrial Supply/AMI doing parts delivery.
He was an excellent drummer and loved to sing. He enjoyed many things: team roping, golfing, classic cars, fast Corvettes and his beloved St. Louis Rams.
Greg volunteered for several of his son Butch's activities. Supporting and cheering on the Shandon Outlaws and Paso Robles Youth football teams were a favorite pastime.
Gregory is survived by his wife of 20 years, Susan; their son Nicholas "Butch" Cherry (18); oldest son, Greg Cherry (43); stepson, Patrick Reilly (25); stepfather, Maurice Carlson of Los Osos; cousins John Coletti of Bakersfield; Anne Fowler of Frazier Park, Calif.; and Christine Paul and Mike Hampton of San Jose, Calif.; and aunt, Nora Lee Judalet of Kountze, Texas.
He was predeceased by his dog and best friend of nine years, Shorty; father, Roland Cherry; mother, Betty Hampton Carlson; grandfather, Pete "Dadd'n" Hampton; and grandmother, Mary "Nanny" Hampton.