James E. Gregory, 68, of Brownwood, passed away peacefully in Dallas, the morning of Wednesday, July 8, 2015, after battling with cancer and congestive heart failure.

Jim was born Sept. 20, 1946, in Dallas to Joe and Ozella Gregory. He was a graduate of Bryan Adams High School and North Texas State University.

Jim was a man of many jobs, from auctioneer to the world of culinary arts and even founded a beef jerky business. You could honestly say he has done a little bit of everything. Jim was a son, a brother, and an amazing dad. He will never be forgotten, whether it be from the jokes he told or from the people he helped. Jim would go without so others could go with.

Jim is survived by his only son, Adam Gregory and his wife Jennifer Gregory of Conroe; his sisters, Joanne Smith and Marti Kale of McKinney; and nieces and nephews, Brian Smith of Allen, Dawn Kent of Dallas and Carl May of Quinlan; and his dog, Miracle. He is also survived by the Former Mrs. Victoria Gregory and her parents Chuck and Jo Ann Snow of Brownwood.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Ozella Gregory and father, Joe Gregory.

A memorial service will be held in Dallas after his sonís return from an overseas military assignment.