December 23, 1943 ~ September 11, 2021

Born in: Bethpage, TN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Charles Gregory passed away on Sat September 11th at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife Dottie, Daughter- Charlotte, Son- Jeff and his wife Madel, Two Granddaughters – Grace and her husband Tahan and youngest Granddaughter Olivia. He also had a large extended family and many friends. He was born and raised in Tennessee but moved to Indianapolis as a young man with his wife Dottie to start a new life and family.

He was truly the best husband, father and grandpa in the world but what made him even more special is how he cared and was kind to everyone. The world needs more people like Charles Gregory . He was the father who turned down a job at Allison’s so he could be home with his family and coach his sons  baseball team. He never needed much or asked for anything but felt like he had everything because he had a close family that he adored. He never missed a Birthday party or a weekend getaway to spend time with his granddaughters. He loved spending time with family, FOOD, ( especially steak), coffee,  crossword puzzles, piddling in his garage.  fixing things, fishing, and being outside. He loved telling stories and talking and even loved his iPhone and Apple Watch that he swore he never wanted. He actually couldn’t put them down. 😂 Lastly, he loved his wife of almost 56 years! He loved her so unconditionally and they did everything together. (They still held hands 💗) They loved going to the Casino on special occasions and  being homebodies and watching Gunsmoke and movies (and eating snacks and popcorn.

He was an amazing man who believed in being honest and good to others and he will be missed every day. He is in Heaven now and will never struggle breathing  or with COPD or Pulmonary Fibrosis again.   There will be a private family service held in Charles honor.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Going to miss my neighbor and friend. Charles and I did many projects together over the last 45 years. Rest in peace.
    Bob Owens

  3. my heart goes out to you all.charles was one of the good ones.i remember the good times back in the day when i came up there and my dad told him to get me back home at a certain time it was snowing so hard but he got me home,,my sister and i would lie in bed and talk forever.and eat peanut butter crackers and hot choocolate.i will miss him.always so good to me.i am thankful i got to talk to you when you came in charles r.i p.and DOT i love and think of you every day.

  4. To my friend, Dot, and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget my visit to see Dot after so many years after high school. Time spent with Charles, Dot, Charlotte and Grace on that trip was wonderful. I have so many good memories of laughing with Charles and Dot. Charles was a good and kind man. Sending love and prayers to Dot and family. I love you all.

  5. To my friend, Dot, and all the family; I am so sorry for your loss. I will hold always the wonderful memories of my visit a few years ago. I had an enjoyable time with Dot and Charles. Charles was such a nice and kind person. Sending love and prayers to Dot and all the family.

  6. Dad, it’s April 2 2022, it took me a long time before I could write anything and to be honest there are no words to describe how much you are missed, how much I respected you and HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU! You were absolutely one of a kind and I was so lucky to have YOU as my dad! You were absolutely one of the best humans I have known and you taught me so much. You were simply good! Your honesty, your devotion and your true caring self is unforgettable . You were always there for me (Mom, Jeff, and Grace & Olivia ) a husband, father and grandfather that was so happy just being with us and we were always happy to be with you. Sometimes I wish I would have listened to your stories more and let you talk about your disease and how sick you were 🥲 but I never wanted to accept you could leave this world. I am thankful and lucky for every blessing from being born your daughter, your unwavering support, traveling/vacations when we young to all the trips and weekend get aways with Livi and Grace! You could do anything and I literally mean everything. Also hands down the most intelligent man I ever knew. We were so lucky to have you and you could fix or repair anything. I keep the note on my desk that you gave me when you changed my oil once….. you wrote me a bill of sale and said my total charge was “1” hug!!!! ❤️ I could never repay you for ALL you did.
    This is only one small thing of a million. You were so supportive in every way and helped me and loved me after I lost Steve. I lost you too quickly after losing Steve and I pray every night you know or knew HOW MUCH I loved and appreciated and respected you! I miss all the small things and miss eating dinner in the car with trays I bought you during Covid and how you would make jokes that Thursday was your day to go on an outing with your mask on (usually to Ollie’s and Menards) with mom. Covid was difficult for so many of us and although you were very sick with COPD and pulmonary fibrosis, that awful virus Covid took your life and that’s make me so sad because we were cautious, vaccinated, and always positive about getting through the pandemic! It still kept you from being able to live an active (as you would have liked) life. You stayed occupied with crossword puzzles and working in the garage but you really didn’t like being limited in life. You were so amazingly strong and positive and fought the biggest fight even on the most horrible days when breathing and walking up the stairs was difficult for you. It was one of the most awful and sad things to watch and I admire you and your strength every day. ❤️ Please don’t worry about any of us dad….. we keep going no matter how hard this has been. Nothing will be the same without you but we live and love life because you were the most unselfish man EVER and you would only want us to be happy. I miss you every single day dad

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