Joseph Harris Gregory
Joseph Harris Gregory, 78, of Tecumseh, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family and under the loving care of Hospice of Lenawee. He was born on May 11, 1935 in Cades Cove, Tenn., the son of Virgil C. and Icyle (McCaulley) Gregory. Joe married Sandra J. Simmons on May 24, 1958 and she survives.Joe graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1954 and pursued his passion at the Toledo Barber School. He became a skilled barber in Tecumseh who owned and operated Gregory’s Barber Shop for 55 Years. When not at work, Joe enjoyed painting, gardening, golfing, traveling and listening to music. He served in the Army National Guard in Adrian and was a member of the Tipton Community Church. His greatest joy in life was his family, work and friends. Joe will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.In addition to his wife, Sandy, Joe is survived by two daughters Lisa J. (Richard) Hawkins of Coolidge, Ariz., and Rebecca J. (Juan) de los Santos of Tipton, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, sister Virginia Moore and brother Richard Gregory. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 3-7 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Tecumseh Church of Christ with Roger Warren officiating. The family will also receive friends on Friday at the Church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow at Franklin Township Cemetery, Tipton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Hospice of Lenawee or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.