Ernest Allen "Ernie" Gregory

Born in Nashville, TN on February 23, 1947

Departed on January 8, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Ernest Allen “Ernie” Gregory, age 70 of Gallatin, passed away January 8, 2018 at his home following an almost 2 year battle with cancer. Ernie was born on February 23, 1947 to the late Roy Leon Gregory, Sr. and Ethel Harper Gregory. He was born and raised in Nashville, graduating from East High School where he was active playing football and trumpet in the band. After high school he began working with the Tennessee State Government, later realizing he wanted to work in law enforcement he applied with the Goodlettsville Police Department where he worked for over 30 years, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant. He was a member of First Baptist Church Hendersonville for the last 10 years and was faithful in his attendance until his illness. He enjoyed being a part of the backpack ministry with his Sunday School class; he also loved and enjoyed the fellowship with other members of the church at their weekly golf outings every Wednesday. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Leon Gregory, Jr. (R.L.). He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gwendolyn Cochran Gregory; son, Kevin Gregory (Andrea); two granddaughters who were the light of his life, Alexandria Catherine “Alex” Gregory and Chloe Ann Gregory; brother, Charles Roy “Chuck” Gregory (Melissa), numerous nieces and nephews. A Life Celebration Service honoring Ernie will be held on Thursday, January 11th at 12:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Crestview Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Raley officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens with retired and active officers from the Goodlettsville Police Department serving as active and honorary pallbearers. . The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 10th from 4-8 P.M. and on Thursday from 10 A.M. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Hendersonville, 106 Commons Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin (615)452-1943

15 Comments to Mr. Ernest Allen "Ernie" Gregory

  1. Jim and Rosemary Lambert
    January 8, 2018 7:29 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  2. Linda Jackson Paraiso
    January 8, 2018 9:19 pm

    RIP Ernie, Prayers for Gwen and Kevin and the family. May God bless all of you. Ernie was a very special person.

  3. Retired Maj John Manning
    January 9, 2018 2:28 pm

    Rest In Peace Brother

  4. Larry Dickens. MNPD retired
    January 9, 2018 3:15 pm

    RIP my friend. I will never forget the times we had.

  5. Joe Hampton
    January 9, 2018 6:01 pm

    We were the best of friends in high school, worked for the State of Tn. together, and had great times. He was the reason I became a Metro Police officer. Sorry I let time slip by without keeping in contact more. A great guy with a great sense of humor. May God bless Gwen, Kevin, and the rest of the family and help them through their loss.

  6. Mark Byrne, MNPD Retired
    January 9, 2018 6:10 pm

    Rest easy my friend as you are held in the palms of God’s hands.

    Thank you for many years of friendship, your kindness, and your wonderful sense of humor.

    I’ll never forget “routine patrol.”

  7. Judy and Jerry Winkle
    January 10, 2018 7:57 am

    Our sympathy to Gwen and family in your loss but rejoice that Ernie is now free from his two year ordeal with cancer.

  8. Johnny and Jeanette Childers
    January 10, 2018 9:28 am

    Our love, and prayers to Gwen, Kevin and family. He was a good friend, and I’ll never forget the ride he took me on in the new police Jeep.

  9. Ernest Denson
    January 10, 2018 9:43 am

    Ernie will be missed by all. He was a great friend and great police officer who loved his job and enjoyed helping others. Rest in peace.

  10. Johnny Long
    January 10, 2018 10:43 am

    Johnny Long

    Thoughts and prayers are with Gwen and family. Had lots of fun with Ernie during his police career, can see him now getting out on a traffic stop and start putting on his black leather gloves. Rest in peace

  11. J.P.Griffin & Spencer Griffin, MNPD Retired
    January 10, 2018 11:20 am

    You were a true friend

  12. Craig Fry
    January 11, 2018 9:41 am

    Kevin – You are loved and prayed for. I rejoice that your father is in heaven, but grieve with you and your family as you say “goodbye for now” on this earth. I know, with all my heart, that you will see one another in glory. Love you brother!

  13. Jim Driver
    January 11, 2018 11:00 am

    I thought very highly of Ernie. He will be missed

  14. Alex Jones, LPN.
    January 17, 2018 10:17 pm

    Thinking of you all. Loved Ernie so much.

  15. Melody
    January 18, 2018 11:28 am

    I willl be praying for you all. Ernie was a great man . Thinking of u all during this difficult time love Melody Sowder

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