Robert Kennedy Gregory, Jr., of Sanford, died May 14, 2014, at his home. He was born in DeLand on April 5, 1941 to the late Robert and Bea Gregory. Bob was born and raised in DeLand. He graduated from Davidson College in N.C., spent two years as a Military Police Officer in the US Army, and worked in a small bank in Davidson. He was very involved in the community in Davidson, and coached many young boys in baseball and football. He came to be known as “Baseball Bob.” While playing football in the Army he was known as “The Agile Elephant.” After marrying his wife Janice in Davidson, he moved back to Florida to work in the family business and eventually start a business of his own. He later worked for Campus Crusade for Christ. After volunteering for many years in jails and prisons, he became a full-time Good News Jail & Prison Chaplain at the Seminole County jail, and he was also on the board of the Salvation Army. Bob loved his family and friends, playing with his grandchildren, helping people, baseball, playing cards, telling jokes, playing tennis, ice cream, Chick-fil-A, Sonny’s BBQ, cookies, and Seminole High School football. Most of all, he loved the Lord and lived his life honoring and serving Him, pointing others to Jesus.
Survivors include his wife Janice; son Chip and wife Deborah of Sanford; daughter Susan Tindel and husband Steve of Enterprise; grandchildren Justin, Adam, Samantha, Rachel, Noah Kelly, and Luke; brother John; and sisters Ruth, Ann, and Connie. He was preceded in death by his son Pete, his brother Gene, and his grandson Charlie.
A memorial service will be held at Calvary Temple of Praise, 2020 McCracken Rd, Sanford on Monday, May 19 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends after the service in the church’s reception hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to River Oaks Church of Lake Mary; Good News Jail & Prison Ministry; or the charity of your choice.