Long time Pawnee resident Ken Gregory has finished his earthly race. He acknowledged that JESUS CHRIST was crucified, buried and rose from the dead for his salvation as well as for all those who will only believe. Ken was born in 1945 on a cattle ranch in Hominy, OK to Harold and Mary Gregory. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1963 at 17 years of age with his momma’s permission and was a Radioman, Petty Officer 2nd Class during the Viet Nam Conflict, aboard the flagship USS Mount McKinley. He was honorably discharged and proud of his service. Dad maintained his security clearance protocols throughout his life, never divulging classified information regardless of his children’s attempts to pressure him to spill-the-beans about his duties. Post military service, Dad attended the Oklahoma School of Accountancy in Tulsa and earned an Associate in Arts: Business Administration degree. Dad was an Industrial Engineer for Munsingwear, Inc. in Pawnee/Hominy, and retired as a Senior Industrial Engineer for Poulan Chainsaw in DeQueen, AR. Dad was the best fisherman ever, Texas-rigging red plastic worms and slaying large and smallmouth bass in multitudes. I once saw Dad shoot the letter “O” out of an old Penzoil can at 20 paces with his .22 pistol! Many people played slow pitch softball with and against Dad; he was an outstanding pitcher and could get the best hitters to fly out. Dad enjoyed repairing lawn mowers and small engines and could fix absolutely anything. In his retirement years, Dad’s passion was cleaning up Lake Pawnee, volunteering thousands of hours picking up tons of litter “from our drinking water” and petitioning the City of Pawnee to enforce litter laws! To y’all residents that use Pawnee tap water: You’re welcome. Dad cared for his beloved wife Dona in her final years and peacefully joined her in glory on May 17, 2022. Dad also reunited with his mom and dad, sisters Betty and Annalee, and brothers Billie Gene and Harold. Dad is survived by his sister Linda; his four children and their families: Margaret, Kelly, James and David; his nephews and nieces, as well as his lifelong friends Wayne Wilcox and Cousin Pat Passmore, and his beloved Aunt Jo Only A Chief.