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

4330 East West Highway

Suite 230

Bethesda, MD 20814

(WWW.PNH.AAMDS.ORG) or a charity of your choice.

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