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Sunday, November 25, 2018

DL Capt. James Arthur Gregg

Update online obituary and  link: 
 https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dentonrc/obituary.aspx?n=james-gregg-jim&pid=190856557     
-- A memorial tribute is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 10:00 am at Robson Ranch Flag Pole Hill, 9501 Ed Robson Blvd, Denton, TX 76207.  Please join us, family and friends to celebrate and honor the life of Jim Gregg


James "Jim" Gregg

James " Jim" Arthur Gregg died on November 15th, 2018 at his home in Denton, TX. He loved his family, flying and Texas.

His ancestors were members of "Austin's Old 300". William Rabb, Joseph Newman, and William Rabb Newman arrived in Texas in 1831. They were given land grants around LaGrange, TX and around the Colorado River in Whorton County.

Jim's maternal grandfather, Malcolm Arthur Newman, and Arthur's brother Prentice Alexander Newman were both fluent in Spanish and in 1909 built and flew the first single-winged airplane in Brownsville, TX.

Jim was a seventh generation Texan. Jim was born in Brownsville, TX on December 19th, 1929. His parents were Gladys Newman and James Teber. They were divorced when Jim was two years old. Some years later Gladys married James Spencer Gregg.

In 1942, the Greggs moved to Mexico City, where the elder Gregg worked for the American Embassy. Jim's parents decided to send him to Houston, TX to live with his aunt, uncle, and cousins, so that he could get a better education, as the schools in Mexico were not that good. Because of his living in Mexico, Jim was fluent in Spanish.

The summer that he was sixteen, he learned to fly. When he attended Schriner Institute he continued his flying lessons. Jim graduated from the University of Texas. He was in the ROTC and joined the Army Air Force. He was a pilot during the Korean War. After the war, he resigned from the Air Force and went to work for Delta Airlines. He retired from Delta in 1990.

Jim married Jane in April 1961 and they had two sons, Jim and Steven. Jim was an athlete. He played basketball in high school and was a life long tennis and table tennis player.

Jim had his own business. Trinity Export. He sold medical equipment to clients in Mexico. After retiring from Delta, he bought his own plane and participated in air shows in Texas. He was an active member of the Air Force Unit that fought within Korea. He never missed a meeting.

Jim leaves behind his two sons, Jim and Steven, his grandchildren, and many extended family members who loved him and will miss him.

A memorial tribute is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 10:00 am at Robson Ranch Flag Pole Hill, 9501 Ed Robson Blvd, Denton, TX 76207.

Please join us, family and friends to celebrate and honor the life of Jim Gregg.

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~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. James Arthur Gregg
December 21, 1929 ~ November 15, 2018
News has reached us with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain James Arthur Gregg, age 88.  Captain Gregg joined Delta Air Lines 09-10-1956 and was based DFW at time of his retirement in 1989. 
Memorial services for Captain Gregg are planned for December 1st in Denton, Texas....please see information below. 
To date I’ve not been able to locate an online obituary.  As more information is received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Dedicated Panel:  F86 Sabre Pilots Association
Mr. Jim Gregg.... F-86 pilot with the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing in Korea in 1953 and a Delta Airlines pilot.....

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  1. A memorial tribute is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 10:00 am at Robson Ranch Flag Pole Hill, 9501 Ed Robson Blvd, Denton, TX 76207.

    Please join us, family and friends to celebrate and honor the life of Jim Gregg

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