John R. Greggs, Jr., age 80, a lifelong resident of Baldwin County, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 24, 2022.
John was a graduate of Robertsdale High School, class of 1960. At the age of 20, he started work at Monsanto Textiles in Pensacola, Florida, where he worked 35 years until early retirement at the age of 55.
John was interested in conservation and wildlife. He was a charter member of the Baldwin County Wildlife Federation, where he was an instructor of hunter safety. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spear fishing and scuba diving in his younger years.
After retirement, John became the liaison between fellow retirees and Monsanto management; keeping them informed of benefit changes and keeping the retirees connected to the company and each other.
John was a faithful member of Robertsdale First Baptist Church for many years, where he served as a Deacon, taught Sunday School, and served on numerous committees remaining active for as long as his health allowed. He had a servant’s heart and loved our Lord.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Greggs, Sr. and Anne Bennett Greggs, infant sister, Anne Amelia Greggs and brother, James P. Greggs.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Denise Byrne Greggs; one son, Edward B. “Eddie” Greggs; one daughter, Suzanne “Suzie” Greggs Williams (Gerald); two granddaughters, Kristen E. Sasloe and Deanda Greggs Johnson; one grandson, Jeremy N. Williams; one great granddaughter, McKenna Reese Johnson; two sisters, Irene Greggs Langston and Julie Greggs Brown (Marvin); numerous nieces, and nephews; along with many other special family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Robertsdale First Baptist Church at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 9:30AM. Interment will be at Silverhill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Cancer Center, 29653 Anchor Cross Drive, Daphne, AL 36526 or the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center, 165397 County Road 73, Summerdale, AL 36580, or to the charity of your choice.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
We are heartbroken to hear this news about our fine Christian friend John Gregg’s. Always a pleasure to be around in anything that was going on. John fought a hard battle but Heaven has received a true Angel to watch over us. Our condolences for his sweet family to give them comfort and peace during this difficult time. We are sorry we are not able to be with yall but know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers 🙏❤ Tony & Ann McCluskey
John was a wonderful person as a friend, and great to work with. He always had a great attitude and was a joy to be around He will be missed.
John was a great friend and Co worker. we had a great time together with the boys out back get together and he will be missed happy hunting and fishing. Shan Jackson.
Great memories of John and Denise, he was a great man and County Rd 38 will never be the same without John on his beautiful property. He will be missed.
I am so sorry to learn of John’s passing. John was indeed a special person, and to me and great friend. I worked with and clsoe to John for more than thirty years and never did I know of any disagreement or ill feelings toward anyone.or vise versa…John was a great human and tribute to mankind.