June 5, 1930 - April 14, 2021
Columbus Gregory age 90 of St. Louis, MO. Loving family member and Hall of Fame Radio Broadcaster. Columbus Gregory was born on June 5, 1930 to the union of Roosevelt and Bessie Lee Gregory in Forrest City, Arkansas. He was education and graduated from Lincoln High School in Forrest City, Arkansas. He enlisted in the United States Army, served in the Korean war and earned an honorable discharge in 1952. He professed his faith in Christ as a child and lived to serve the Lord his entire life. He was baptized and received the Holy Ghost by Bishop P.L. Scott and was a long-time faithful member at Lively Stone Apostolic Faith Church and was currently a member at Faith Miracle Temple with Bishop Larry J. Baylor. While attending Hubbards Business College, he started his career as a remote engineer for local well-known greats Dave Dixon and Spider Burks part-time which opened the door for taking his first full time position as a radio announcer at KATZ in 1959. Over the next 65 years, he was blessed to be employed at KATZ, KXLW, KADI, KIRL, KXEN, and WGNU radio broadcast stations. He served the extended metropolitan St. Louis area gospel community seven days a week and all day on Sunday. After Sunday morning bible school and church service, he would return home for dinner and was always right back out the door to make an appearance all across town at afternoon and evening programs. He loved the Lord and it was apparent in his actions and love for people. His sense of humor would always shine through as he enjoyed greeting everyone in his path. No one was a stranger and he would stop a stranger at the grocery store, doctor’s office or on the street to ask them if they were saved and did they know about the goodness of the Lord. He was in the business of bringing you and me to Christ. In his words, “To God be the Glory!” He served his community and came home to the people he loved the most, his family. His wife, children and his sister’s children were always at the center of his heart! His favorite time was family gatherings and assured it happened at least a couple times a year. At those gatherings, he had no problem challenging you in a game throwing horseshoes or to drop and hit 50 pushups where he would do them easily without losing a breath. Columbus joined the heavenly hosts on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 due to natural causes. His father, Roosevelt, mother, Bessie Lee and Sister Lottie Mae Cochran preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his precious memory wife Martha Gregory, sons Christopher Gregory and Craig Gregory and daughters Shirley (Michael) Belt, Diana Nevils (Jessie ), Jeannette (Darryl) Johnson , Savannah (Bruce) Cunningham and Chana Gregory. Also, children Martha (Charles) Harris, Shirley (Kirwin) Roach, Isaac (Lavonne) Robinson, Derrick (Angela) Robinson, Matthew (Meechie) Robinson, David (Tammy) Robinson, Kimberly (Kelvin) Sykes, grand and great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and an endless list of friends in the church and radio community.
Columbus Gregory age 90 of St. Louis, MO. Loving family member and Hall of Fame Radio Broadcaster. Columbus Gregory was born on June 5, 1930 to the union of Roosevelt and Bessie Lee Gregory in Forrest City, Arkansas. He was education and graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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