Walter Eugene ‘Gene’ Gregory

May 11, 1936 ‒ March 12, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio
Formerly of Marysville, Ohio

Walter Eugene “Gene” Gregory passed away at his home in Mount Gilead, Ohio, on Sunday, March 12, 2017 with his wife and family surrounding him. He was born in Union Co. on May 11, 1936 to the late Velma (Darrah) and Charles Gregory. Gene graduated from Marysville High School in 1954 and married the love of his life in 1955. He then joined and served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for eight years before becoming the owner and operator of Gene’s Entertainment Center in the Marysville area for a number of years. Gene was known for his witty and dry sense of humor, his kind and compassionate heart, his love for his family, and his passion for adventure.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Charles “Bug” Gregory (1963), and his son Tim Gregory (2015). Gene is survived by his wife Kay Layman Gregory; sister Sally Gregory Meyers of Lake Wales; brother Will Gregory of Plant City, both of Florida; son Tony (Julie) Gregory of Mount Gilead; daughter Tami Gregory (David) Cole of Miamisburg, and numerous nieces and nephews and other loved ones. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Cory (Michelle) Butcher of Greenville, Caitlin Butcher of Miamisburg, Taylor, Alex and Brielle Gregory of Brecksville, and Sydney Gregory of Mount Gilead.

In accordance to his wishes, there will be no service. Private family services will be held at a later date. Contributions in Gene’s memory can be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Gene’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I don’t know Mr. Gregory but I do know Tami @Caitlin I also know this is one thing in life we can’t control I lost loved ones also even though we want him back he’s not suffering anymore pain. He’s not gone for good just see ya later forever.

  • Tami, Cory, Caitlin and David,

    Sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. The few times I seen him he always had a smile and had a joke. I know your lives are better because of him. May his spirit always be within you.

    Peace be with you

  • I pray God give you all comfort in this time of grief. I will be praying for your family. There are no words to express how very sorry I am for your loss. Mr. Gregory was an absolute gem and Heaven just got a lot more blessed to welcome such a kind man as him into the Kimgdom of God!

  • Tony, Julie and Sydney and all of the Gregory clan,
    So sorry for your loss. Much love and sympathy to you all

  • The Gregory family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sydney I didn’t know your grandpa but I love your family. Prayers for all of you.

  • Kay,
    Rocky and I send our condolences. We had a great time square dancing and getting to know you both.

  • We are sorry for your loss, Cory. You had an awesome Grandpa. We do remember him from the wedding. Keep all the great memories you had close to your heart.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs, Pat Brunswick, Dave and Cindy Hemmelgarn and family.

  • To the wonderful Gregory Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Gene was a rock and so much fun to be around. He and Kay made the perfect couple. I pray God will fill this void with his love and grace and the knowledge that God has him in his care.

  • Condolence to Gene’s family, he was a delightful cousin. Prayers go out to his family.

  • So sorry to hear about this. I worked for Gene at the Marysville A & P store, meat department back in the 50’s. Also frequented his entertainment center in Marysville later.
    So sorry for your loss Kay (you probably don’t remember me). I always admired and looked up to Gene, and learned a lot from him.

  • Kay, I am so sorry to read of Gene’s passing in the Marion Star. My
    thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts go out Kay and family.

  • To Gene’s family.
    I am sorry to hear of his passing. Gene was one of my cousins, but I consider him to be more like a friend to me. When I was in my last year of school at Marysville, he worked as a meat cutter for AP on the main street. On my lunch time some days I would go in and visit with him while he kept on cutting meat.
    I remember we went caroling one Christmas and when I was building my first house across the road from him, he came over a few evenings and helped me put siding on using flood lamps.
    I also went to his business for information as well as buying from him. We joked around and had many a good laugh just cutting up with each other. Enjoyed going to his house to visit and having fun I guess you could say.
    Those are lasting memories for me that I will keep.
    Bless you Kay and your family.

    Ronnie J and Hazel J Wells Florida

    • Thank you for your kind words. When I read of the flood lights I remembered working with grandpa with only flood lights as well. Thank you for sharing your memories and for helping me remember some of my own.

  • Kay and family

    So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Although we didn’t see each other often we always had a good time at the family reunions in WV. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  • To Kay and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. I hope that time will ease your pain and loss. I remember you and Gene even tho we moved from Ohio at a very early age. God Bless and sending Prayers your way Kay.
    Tennie and Terry

  • To Kay,Tony,and Tami:
    I am sorry for your loss. Your family was my 2nd family when I was young and I miss you all.
    I will always remember Gene for his humor, hard work and being a great father. He was a good friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
    If you need anything please feel free to contact me. I love you all and I pray God will bless you and comfort you in these tough times.

  • Kay,sorry to see of your loss and glad you saw you both at the Watkins Alumni last year.Always good to talk with Gene but knew there would be some joke involved.
    Old classmate of yours. Peggy Henman

  • Kay, I am so sorry about your loss. Way back when we worked at Scotts together, it was so obvious how much you dearly loved Gene. It must be really, really hard to try to go on living without him. You will always be a very dear person to me. God bless you and yours!!!