Bobby Ray McGregory, Sr.

Jan 13th, 1958 - Jul 22nd, 2020


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Jul. 31st, 2020 5pm-8pm

Bobby Ray McGregory, Sr.

Bobby Ray McGregory, Sr. was born on January 13, 1958 to Grady McGregory, Sr., and Willie Mae McGregory. Bobby confessed his love in Christ at an early age.  He was baptized and attended Shady Grove Baptist Church in Blackfish, Arkansas.  He attended Earle Elementary School and then furthered his education at Crawfordsville High School.

On April 12, 1990 he married Christine Gunn McGregory.  To this union two children were born, Christopher McGregory and Bobby Ray McGregory, Jr. He also raised Lashawn, Arnita and Tyricia as his own.  Bobby was full of life.  He loved to hunt, fish, and build.  He was very talented and could build anything that he set his mind to.  He also loved to work on cars.  Bobby was known in his neighborhood as “Mechanic Bob.”

He received his wings on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 2:10pm surrounded by love with his family.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Willie Mae McGregory; brother, Homer McGregory and daughter, Ella Mae McGregory.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife, Christine McGregory; five sons, Dante (Cassandra), Christopher, Bobby, Jr., Jordan and Devon; six daughters, Destiny (Dee Dee), Alexis, Leigha, Whitney, Mariah and Jasmine; five brothers, Joe McGregory, Grady McGregory, Jr., Dale McGregory, Grady McGregory III (Regina) and James McGregory (Sarah); seven sisters, Vera Douglass, Jean Jones, Joann Collins, Deborah Jennings, Linda Mobley, Pamela Cobbs (Aaron) and Renee McGregory; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild that he loved so much.  Three favorite nieces that he truly adored, Danielle, Denisha and Darielle; one favorite nephew, Darryl Carter and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 5 pm until 8 pm.  The funeral service will be private.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the visitation are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Darren Keith Jones

    From: Concord, California

    Date: July 30, 2020

    My deepest sympathy for all of Uncle Bobby’s children. I remember living with him when he lived in California. My thoughts and prayers are with our family at this time of grief.

  • Guest: Jean Jones

    From: Antioch, California

    Date: July 30, 2020

    My heart is so heavy over the loss of our brother. I just wanted to take this opportunity to express my deepest condolences to the rest of our family and to all who knew and loved Bobby. May all find a measure of comfort in the fond memories you may have of him and the good times spent together.
    I look forward to when the words of Revelations 21:4 and Acts 24:15 will be a reality.

  • Guest: Vivian Carter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 1, 2020

    Rest in piece Bobby! Look down on kk, and protect her from the evil, selfish leeches that’s trying to hurt her. I enjoyed the years of friendship I had with you and B. Go with God!

  • Guest: Merideth Smith

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 2, 2020

    Sending love and prayers to Brenda send their love as well. Rest in peace bobby. We love you

  • Guest: Bj,Ashley,Emery,and Thomas

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: August 3, 2020

    One of the most talented, considerate, intelligent, kind,and stubborn men I have ever met. He was amazing and will forever be on our minds. He is looking down on us with no earthly worries and is at peace. I am honored to say that he was like a father to me the last five years and I will forever miss and love him. RIP DAD