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Harley Thomas Gregory

February 3, 1947 — April 5, 2023

Nova, Ohio

Harley Thomas Gregory, 76, of Nova, died Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at Akron General Hospital.

He was born February 3, 1947 in Oberlin, Ohio to Woodrow Gregory and Bertha {Snyder} Gregory.

Harley received two Purple Heart awards while serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietman War.

He married Barbara Riffle on December 18, 1971, they have celebrated 51 years of marriage. 

Harley worked in construction after serving in the military, loved attending car shows, and enjoyed his 1955 Chevy.

Harley will be deeply missed by his wife Barbara Gregory, His children Harley Jr and Penny Gregory, Chuck Gregory, Pamela and Jeremy Snead and Kevin and Jen Gregory, Grandchildren Daniel and Loni Gregory, Aleca and Chandler Gregory, Andrew, Matthew, Sammy Snead and Johnny, Sarah and Tara Gregory. Great Grandchildren Kimmy and Anna Powell and Camdan Gregory; Brother Danny (Gloria) Gregory, Sisters Bertie, Caroline (Joe) Morgan, Pat, Jennie Ann and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harley was preceded in death by his Siblings Tubb and Ada Gregory, Grandson Jacob Gregory.

Private Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park, where military rites will be held. Online tributes may be made at

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project

PO BOX 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

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