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David Watson Gregory

September 15, 1955 — September 1, 2023

David Watson Gregory, 67, of Benton, TN, left us too soon on September 1st, 2023. Although he's now eating heavenly meals and likely mowing celestial lawns, his larger-than-life personality leaves an unfillable void here on Earth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David Patrick Gregory, and Zona Jeanne Carver Gregory. 

David was far more than just a lineman; he was a man whose work boots could never quite contain his immense dedication to hard work—a guiding principle in every facet of his life. From hoisting power lines to crafting intricate woodworking projects, his hands were rarely idle.


While he’d humbly deny it, his varied interests painted him as a renaissance man in blue jeans – one with uncommon intellect. A meticulous & humble woodworker, amateur WWII historian, puzzle enthusiast, and tinkerer. His love for his hobbies and helping others was only surpassed by his love for tending to his land, his dogs, mowing, and let's not forget—eating. A man whose appetite for work and helping others was as robust as his appetite for a good meal.


Witty, ornery, and always ready with a prank or two, David was a master of playful pestering. 


A private man by nature, he had a small close-knit circle of friends and family that he cherished deeply and would go to any lengths to help and protect.


Surviving David are his son, Joshua David Goode of Benton, TN, and his loyal canine companions, Audie, and Missy. A special nod goes to Joey Gregory, a close cousin that was more like a brother. Also mourning his loss is a close-knit fraternity of friends and family, including Tim Raines, Courtney Gregory, Randy Silvers, Roy Keith, Raynell Carrol, and Nick Boyd, among others. All left with an irreplaceable void in their lives.

David was a man who found immense joy in life's simple pleasures—a well-executed prank, a freshly mown lawn, an evening with his dogs on his lap, and a hearty meal. Always authentic and living life on his own terms, David leaves behind a legacy of love, many well-placed jokes and laughter. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of truly knowing him.


A Celebration of Life service will be announced as soon as possible.


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Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Friday, September 15, 2023

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