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William ( Bill ) N. Gregg, Sr.

November 15, 1942 ~ February 10, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

William N. “Bill” Gregg. Sr., age 79, (the Cattleman) of Hagerstown, Maryland passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Meritus Hospital Center, Hagerstown.

He was born November 15, 1942, at Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, Maryland a son of the late Charles F. and Marie (Beall) Gregg.  He was the youngest of seven siblings.  Charles, Jr. (Bunks);  Stanely (Bo); Doris; George (Mule); Ruth and Eddie (Pig). He is the last survivor of his immediate family.

He is survived by his two sons, William N. “Billy” Gregg, Jr., and Richard P. “Rick” Gregg of Keymar, Maryland, and their Mother Hazel V. “Geisbert” Gregg of Woodfield Maryland.  His current wife Patsy Ann Gregg of Hagerstown; and her daughters: Tina (Richard); Tammy (Jeff). And Jennifer (Sean) along with their children.  He always enjoyed his visits from Tori.

 Bill was a graduate of Sherwood High School class of 1961.  He had a passion for farming while at home on the farm on Bowie Mill Road.  His first job as a Truck Driver for his brother George, ended as he pursued a career as a carpenter for Charlie Hawkins of Brookeville and Glen Construction, before settling his career doing carpentry with the Maintenance Division of the Montgomery County School Systems from where he retired.

During his career as a carpenter, he started a little farm of growing hay, corn and oats to help feed the Aberdeen Angus Cattle that he began raising with Hazel and the Boys, under the farm name Black Haven Angus.  In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s he expanded to including Spotted Poland China and Chester White Pigs from his in-laws, Austin (Wimpy ) and Ruby Giesbert.  This became the beginning of “Gregg Stock Farm”.

Bill and the boys Billy and Ricky participated in many Local, County, State and Regional Shows competing and winning a variety of prizes for their outstanding Black Angus Beef Cattle and Pigs.

Bill grew up as a member of the Montgomery County 4-H Jersey Club showing his calfs at the Montgomery County Fair.

He was a member and supporter of many affiliations in his life:  American Aberdeen Angus Association., and Maryland Angus Cattle Association, in which he was chosen Angus Family of the Year. Maryland Cattlemans Association, Montgomery County Friends of the Farm History Park, International Harvestor Tractor Club Chapter 39, Pioneer Coon Hunters Club, Damascus Baby Beef Club, which became the Damascus Livestock Club, The Damascus FFA Chapter and Damascus Lions Club.

Bill got into hauling cattle from farms to other farms or Auction Barns and Fairs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware.  He became a great friend to his customers with dedicated service of professionalism  in his handling of livestock.  Pat would always go with him to assist in the paperwork and keep him fed.  He loved his Cadet Lawn Tractors that he collected and showing them off at the Fairs, Parade’s and shows while promoting the International Harvestor Tractor Club Chapter 39 Maryland Group.

After Bill’s health turned to where he fully retired He and Pat enjoyed sitting at home watching News, Sport Games on the Television and Bill’s favorite channel RFDTV to see Orian and Max along with the Country Music Shows and various Tractor Shows and Auctions.  His biggest thrill was watching Maryland Farm & Harvest on MPT and calling Douglas King afterwards to critic the show.  Bill loved talking on the phone with Douglas.

When people stopped by to visit, Pat and Bill would make you feel at home.  They liked seeing their neighbors when they stopped by Shawn and Karen and the Twins, along with Harry and Heidi.  Bills’s biggest enjoyment was being greeted and talking to “The Boys” across the road.  He loved them German Shepards!!!

** Friends may call Thursday, February 24 at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland 20872 from 10:00 a.m. until funeral services begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Burtonsville, Maryland

( For those attending a mask or adequate face covering will be required. )

Online condolences may be shared with his family on our website at www.molesworthwilliams.com   

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Services

Visitation Times
Thursday
February 24, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Molesworth-Williams P.A. Funeral Home
26401 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 24, 2022

11:00 AM
Molesworth-Williams P.A. Funeral Home
26401 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872

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