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George W. Gregory, 73, of Troy, Michigan, died unexpectedly on January 4, 2022, from an apparent heart attack.

George was born on September 15, 1948 to Tula and Frederick W. Gregory in Midland, Michigan. He grew up in Bay City, Michigan, and graduated from Handy High School in 1966. He graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., Economics) and Wayne State University (J.D., M.B.A., LL.M.). He was also a Certified Public Accountant. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He worked as a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, as a professor at the Wayne State University School of Business, and practiced law for more than 40 years, focusing on estate planning, tax and business law. At the time of his passing, he was a Shareholder at the Kemp Klein Law firm in Troy, Michigan. Prior to that, he was a solo practitioner, and also practiced at Lee, Gregory & Sternberg, P.C. in Birmingham, Michigan. George loved the law, knew the tax code well, and practiced it until the last day of his life.

In 1973, he married Lorraine New, after meeting at Michigan State University. Lorraine also practiced as an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service, and practiced law with George after her retirement from the IRS. In 1986, George and Lorraine had Frederick W. Gregory, II ("Eric"). Being a kind and caring husband and father was of the utmost importance to George. Despite a busy schedule as an attorney, George made great efforts to be present at soccer games, school plays, and to travel. In 2019, George became grandpa to Eric and Ashley Gregory's daughter, Rosalind. He loved watching Rosalind grow.

George also loved to spend time studying Civil War history, researching his family genealogy, and reading the Wall Street Journal.

Anyone who knew George, knew that he loved to help. He served as a mentor to many lawyers. His friends and family will miss his sense of humor and his roaring laugh.

George is survived by his wife Lorraine, son Eric (Ashley), granddaughter Rosalind, and siblings Sally Kohlsted (David), Carol Wright (William), Michael Gregory (Roma), and Mark Gregory (Elaine).

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of George can be made to the Accounting Aid Society (https://accountingaidsociety.…). A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced, due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.

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Dear Lorraine & the Gregory Family:

Please accept my deep condolences.  I got to know George through the Oakland Cou…

Dear Lorraine & the Gregory Family:

Please accept my deep condolences.  I got to know George thr…

Dear Lorraine & the Gregory Family:

Please accept my deep con…

I can hear George's laugh and almost feel his enthusiastic handshake. He was a valued colleague teaching tax at the Way…
I can hear George's laugh and almost feel his enthusiastic handshake. He was a valued colleague tea…
I can hear George's laugh and almost feel his enthusiastic hands…
George was always so positive, willing and able to help.  He was extremely generous with his time and his good nature. …
George was always so positive, willing and able to help.  He was extremely generous with his time a…
George was always so positive, willing and able to help.  He was…
I only knew George from afar -- attending ICLE and other Probate and Estate Planning Seminars.  But he was special.  He…
I only knew George from afar -- attending ICLE and other Probate and Estate Planning Seminars.  But…
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