Lynn Gregston

December 13, 1947 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 73)


Joe "Lynn" Gregston, 73, passed quietly into Heaven on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at his home in Duncan with his family at his side. He was born December 13, 1947 in Marlow to Dr. Jack L. and Jo Jean (Hall) Gregston.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 26, between 5:30 and 7:00 PM at Whitt Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, at 2:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church West with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating assisted by Alex Villagrana. Interment will follow in Duncan Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home.

Lynn graduated with Duncan High School's Class of 1966. During high school, he played in the marching band and worked for his parents at Auto Supply Wholesale in Marlow. He also traveled to drag races with Jerry.

He received a Bachelor's degree in Hospital Administration from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Mathematics degree from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He married the love of his life, Susan McElroy, on December 20, 1968 in Duncan. They became a true family with the addition of children - Jennifer, Casey and Davy. He was always all about family and loved going out to eat with them. Prior to her death in 2019, he and Susan did everything together for 51 years. They enjoyed traveling with family to their second home in Red River, New Mexico.

He loved watching OU football games and going to his kids and grandchildren’s games and events. He found great joy in playing taxi driver for his grandkids. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He proudly served in the US Army from 1970 to 1971 when he was honorably discharged. In 1964 Lynn’s father opened Country Club Care, which Lynn helped build as a teenager. After college he became the Administrator at Country Club Care and served proudly for 46 years. Eventually, he and Susan became the owners. He loved being at work and cutting up with his work family. Lynn never missed an opportunity to show his sarcastic humor. He led by example to be loyal, humble, and to give graciously.

Lynn is survived by his children: Jennifer Determan, Casey Etheridge and husband Cameron, Davy Gregston and wife Renea; grandchildren: Cayley Inmon and husband Colby, Collin Etheridge, Carsyn Etheridge, Grier Determan, Hunter Gregston, Bo Gregston; great granddaughter, Kenzlee Inmon; brothers: Dr. Leon Gregston and wife Cindy, Jerry Gregston and wife Tana, Jeff Gregston and wife Stephanie; and sister, Carla Akers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan; parents; and infant brother, James Lester Gregston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma (now WatersEdge), Baptist Building,
3800 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK73114 or Chisholm Trail Hospice, 2000 Elk Avenue, Duncan, OK 73533 .

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October 27, 2021

Time: TBD
Duncan Municipal Cemetery
1910 W. Cypress
Duncan, OK 73533

October 27, 2021

2:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church West
200 S. 42nd Street
Duncan, OK 73533

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