Spencer Lee Gregg
Spencer was born December 11,1951 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. He was raised in a large family lead by his parents Lorence and Carolee (Armsby) Gregg, and later, step-mom, Jeanne Gregg. Brothers and sisters include: Doug Gregg, Lorie Estelle, Karen Dees, Gail Hubbell and Becky Hubbell. He was predeceased in death by his sister Pam (Gregg) Smith, and step-brother Jim Hubbell.
A story from his childhood was shared by his sister, Karen: When he was six, a wasp got into the house and Pam decided that they would all take refuge in the bedroom and send Spencer out to turn on the attic fan to get rid of it. Such was their trust in his ability! As he went out they reassured him that the wasp could only sting once and then it would die. This was little comfort to Spencer who ran straight to the front yard and let the wasp die another day.
Spencer engaged as an entrepreneur in his boyhood by cutting grass and delivering papers for neighbors. He attended Shawnee Mission schools and graduated from Shawnee Mission North in 1970. During this time, he became an Eagle Scout in Troop 199 in Mission, Kansas and enjoyed working at the St. Michael’s Church annual Christmas tree sale, run by the troop. He would later serve as Cub Master for his son’s, Taylor & Spencer’s troop. He attended Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas and was an active member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. After graduating in 1974 he continued as an Alumni advisor for many years. His Kappa Sigma family was very important to him.
After college, he was involved in many businesses including; JP Coffee Service, Complete Roofing Supply, Travel Clean Car Wash and finally, Maverick Fulfillment in Lancaster, TX. He enjoyed the challenge of developing and managing businesses efficiently and had the determination, tenacity and work ethic to make them successful. Also, he had a sincere desire to make his employees life’s better and encouraged and mentored them. He created many partnerships and friendships over his years in business that he enjoyed.
Spencer, with his wife, Penelope McBride Gregg, created a comfortable and happy life with the help of his children Taylor Andrew Gregg/Cally Hughes Gregg and Charles Spencer Gregg/Summar Michele Schiller and the much beloved grandchildren, Margot Ann, age 2 and Lawson Spencer, age 10 months. Much of his life circled around hard work, family, fun, travel and caring for friends and family. They also took great joy in sharing life with many more loved extended family members and friends.
Many summer days were spent at Lake of the Ozarks at their lakeside home. Friends and family gathered and enjoyed lots of time on the lake swimming, playing, eating and boating. Taylor and Spencer took after their father with fearless adventures on the water tubing and skiing, while Penny watched with a mother’s worried eye. The family remembers many wonderful evenings sitting on the front porch watching the lake with fireworks on the Fourth of July or often just creating our own celebration being together. Spencer often led the way with laughter and stories.
He and his son Taylor shared a memorable trip to Canada where they traveled by seaplane and boat to arrive at a small lodge in Nootka Island. They were out in the morning catching King Salmon and in the afternoon catching snapper and cod. They caught one cod weighing over 100 pounds! The owner of the lodge confirmed it was the largest cod they had ever seen. This was typical of the fun and adventures with Spencer.
In 2018, the family was able to travel to Rome and the Amalfi Coast together to celebrate Spencer and Penny’s 35th wedding anniversary. Such an opportunity for precious memories to be made and adventures to be taken together! We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to spend that time together in such a beautiful and amazing part of the world!
Spencer and Penny are involved in many organizations close to their hearts: Church of the Resurrection, American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, TCU and PNH Research Foundation.
Spencer lived an exuberant life and is deeply loved by his family and his many friends. He was always ready to offer a helping hand or a smile of support. Sadly, he died in a boating accident on Sunday, April 25th 2021, on Eagle Mountain lake, in Fort Worth, Texas.
You may join the family at a visitation at Signature Funerals on Friday, May 7th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at 406 E Bannister Rd #D, Kansas City, MO 64131 A service will be held at Church of the Resurrection, Leawood. 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66224 on May 8th at 11:00am. In the main sanctuary (building a). It can be live streamed at https://events.blogs.cor.org/memorialsonlline There will be a burial immediately after the service at Mt Moriah. At 2:00pm family and friends may join Penny, Taylor and Spencer at Martin City Event Space, 13440 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, Mo. 64145 to share fellowship with the family.
In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation in his name to Updated Address: (5/10/2021). PNH Research Foundation,
C/O Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation
(WWW.PNH.AAMDS.ORG) or a charity of your choice.
Such a wonderful man. He will be missed by many. Praying for him and his family.
There are no words to express our sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gregg family at this sad time. This World has certainly lost an amazing man.
Heartbreaking to hear this news. Are prayers are with Penny and family.
I am still trying to process this news about Spencer. I am so thankful to have spent countless hours with the Gregg family on sports fields when our boys were young. Spencer and Penny are loved and adored by so many.
My condolences to the Gregg family. The world has lost a very special person. He always has a special place in my heart.
I always knew that Spencer would live a long life so he could continue to spread his kindness and helpfulness to others. Sadly, that was not to be. He adored Penny, Taylor and Spencer. He was overjoyed at the arrival of the grandchildren. May he RIP. We send our deepest sympathy.
Our sincere condolences to the family.
Peggy and Leon Kratzberg
We were next door neighbors (on 66th Terrace in Prairie Village) to Lorence and Jeanne Gregg for many years. The Gregg family was so special to us. Spencer’s picture looks just like we remember him. We were sorry to learn of the tragic boat accident. We send our love and sympathy to the family. Marcia and Larry (Buzz) Schaper (Sarasota. FL)
This is such a stunning and sad loss! Spencer made the world a better place, and all who knew him are better for it. The thoughts of many are with you, and I am holding you in my heart.
Our prayers are with the Gregg family as they mourn and celebrate Spencer’s amazing life. His family and friends will greatly miss him.
I’m so grateful to have known Spencer, and send my condolences to the Gregg family for their loss. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.
Prayers to Spencer’ brother Doug and the entire family.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Spencer. What a great man! We appreciate how he touched so many lives, including ours! He was a great boss and mentor to our boys at the car wash.
He will be missed!
So saddened to learn of Spencer’s death. He always had a smile and a kind deed or word for anyone and everyone! My heart goes out to Penny and his family. God got a bright angel when he called Spencer home!
Wonderful memories of our investment club days. Spencer was always fair, kind, friendly and one you could trust in his word. We have not connected in many years however i’m sure he was as wonderful a husband and father as he was a friend. He will be missed by many!
Karen, I’m so sorry for your and your family’s loss. I’m thinking of you all and praying for you.
What beautiful tributes to a wonderful friend, father and husband. His smile will live on in my mind.
Bill and I are so sorry to hear about Spencer. He was a great neighbor.
Bill and Trish Bleish
Perhaps there is a nicer man somewhere, but we have yet to meet him. We are praying for Penny, their sons, and the other family members. Tom & Joyce Buchanan
My deepest sympathy to Penny and the family. I knew Spencer through my parents Helen and LeRoy Wolfe. They knew him from his teenage years on. He was such a friendly and generous person. Halimah Sara Van Tuyl
I just saw this notice, and am so sad to hear of Spencer’s accident and passing. He was a huge help to the Christmas in October organization when I worked there in the 1990’s. My sincere condolences to Penny and the family.