Claude Gregory Jr

October 14, 1928 - August 19, 2023

10/14/1928 - 08/19/2023

Past Services

Sunday September 10, 2023
2:00 pm
Baylake United Methodist Church
4300 Shore Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

We are truly sad to announce the passing of Claude Gregory Jr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, was called home to eternal rest on August 19, 2023. Born on October 14, 1928, in Norfolk, Virginia, Claude lived a remarkable life filled with love, joy, and an unwavering dedication to his family and community. He was 94 years old at the time of his passing.

Claude’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to own and operate his own business, Gregory’s Fleet Supply. Through his hard work and determination, he found success and became a respected figure in his field. However, his true passions lay beyond the office walls.

Outside of work, Claude found great solace in nature. He loved working in his garden, nurturing vibrant blooms that brought beauty and serenity to his surroundings. Additionally, he enjoyed the challenge and camaraderie of playing golf, spending countless hours on the greens, perfecting his swing, and forging lasting friendships with fellow golf enthusiasts.

Claude was also deeply committed to his Masonic Lodge community. As a member for over 60 years, he held a special place within the hearts of his brethren at Ruth 89 A.F. & A.M., Ionic Royal Arch Chapter 46, and Khedive Temple. His dedication and loyalty to his brothers were unwavering, leaving an indelible mark on the organization.

As we bid farewell to Claude, we remember him not only for the roles he filled but for the love he shared with those around him. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Norma T. Gregory, parents Claude and Hattie, and sister Marvis Powers. Claude’s memory will forever be cherished by his daughter Deborah Foxwell, son Kim Gregory and Faye, grandson C.K. Gregory and wife Jennifer, granddaughter Courtney Gregory,  great-grandson Tripp, and his two very special caregivers, #1 Rita Foreman and #2 Erica Foreman. He also leaves behind a host of extended family members and friends, each touched by his kindness, generosity, and wisdom.

To honor Claude’s remarkable life, a celebration of life will be held on September 10, 2023, at 2:00pm at Baylake United Methodist Church. This gathering of loved ones will serve as a testament to the impact Claude had on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

In our hearts, Claude’s memory will forever remain an inspiration. May we carry his love, kindness, and passion forward, embracing life with the same vigor and devotion that he did. Rest in peace, dear Claude, knowing that you have left an enduring legacy that will continue to touch countless lives for generations to come.

In lieu of flowers the family would love for a donation to be made to the Shriners Hospital. Donations may be made by going to or by clicking “HERE”

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larry C smith
5 months ago

I’m so sad to hear of Mr. Gregory’s passing .He was always so happy every time I saw him at Gregory’s fleet supply. I really enjoyed chatting with him. He was a nice man

Daniel Gorman
6 months ago

My son Daniel Gorman has Gregorys for over 20 years . He was very fond of Mr> Gregory.He will be missed. prayers to the for the family and all that had the joy metting him

Roland Midgette, Jr
6 months ago

Claude was my uncle. We were very close, and I enjoyed his company always. We shared many great memories. I have so many great stories of Claude. He was so kind to my family. Before opening his own business, I remember him working at the Ford Plant, and then as a Car Salesman. As I can recall, while at the Ford Plant, he bought the first 1946 car that came off the line after the plant restarted production post WWII.
He will be greatly missed . I had so much fun stopping in to his shop in the past few years sharing old stories.
I wish his family love and peace . He was a great man.

With love, Roland

Lee Ann Midgette-Wright
6 months ago

Claude Gregory was definitely a man who made an impact on my life. The first time I met him he was funny and so genuine. My Grandmother, Lillian, and Aunt Norma were sisters. Our family attended many parties and family gatherings at his home. He always made us feel welcome and loved.
I want to express my deepest condolences to his family and I wish you all peace.
He will b missed by us all. We loved him.

Lou Ann
6 months ago

“I was truly saddened to hear about the passing of Claude Gregory Jr. His kindness and the way he treated me like a daughter meant the world to me. He was not only an incredible father in law to me but also an amazing and caring grandfather to his grandchildren, CK Gregory and Courtney Gregory, as well as his great-grandson Claude K Gregory III (Tripp). Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and your family.”

Love, Lou Ann Ward