Jacob Kenneth Gregg

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Jacob Kenneth “Ken” Gregg, 73, of Coal Center, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013, after a lengthy illness.


He was born March 25, 1939, in Long Branch, a son of the late Jacob and Harriett Culler Gregg.


Mr. Gregg was a member of Howe Methodist Church and American Legion Post 801 in Roscoe.


He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.


Mr. Gregg retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport Plant, where he worked as a recorder.


Those who knew him will always remember how much he loved to talk and take trips to Wheeling Island, watch baseball and go out to eat. For many years, he coached Pony League and little league teams in Roscoe. Two little-known pastimes of his were spitting watermelon seeds with his grandson and having his granddaughter cut his hair. His biggest pleasure came when he got to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


Left to cherish his memories are his loving family, daughters Melissa Boothe and husband James of Coal Center and Kellie Gregg of Coal Center; grandchildren Joshua and Kayla Boothe; siblings Doris Winnett, Glenda Gottheld and husband Dan, Donna Corrick and Jim Gregg and wife Toni; special cousin Gary Gregg and wife Carol; special friend Judy Barber; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Kathleen Jacobs Gregg, who died May 11, 2004; a son, Jay Kenneth Gregg, who died in 1992; and brothers Harry “Popeye” Gregg and Warren “Hick” Gregg.


Arrangements are being handled by Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Inc., 1008 Furlong Avenue, Roscoe. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Howe Cemetery, Coal Center. Condolences for the family may be left at www.melenyzer-dubarr.com.


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