May 21, 1944 ~ March 2, 2022

Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Charles “Hacksaw” Ernest Gregg, 77, passed peacefully at home on March 2, 2022.

He was born in Madison County, but lived most of his life in Buncombe County. As a truck driver for over 40 years, he worked for various local companies such as Biltmore Oil and J & B Transport. In March, 1977, he gave his heart to the Lord and lived a Christian lifestyle.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Grace and Chuck Fender, of Alexander, and by his special grandmother, Bell Sprinkle, of Weaverville.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ginger, of the home; his special aunt, Shirley Roberts, of Weaverville; two brothers, Gary Fender (Faye), of Alexander, and Ronnie Fender (Melinda), of Mills River; three sons, Charles Brian Gregg (Jill), of Dandridge, TN, Kevin Gregg (Tracy), of Parrotsville, TN, and Tracy Gregg, of Leicester. He was also the loving grandfather of four grandchildren, Hannah and Carlee Gregg, of Leicester, and Clay and Colby Gregg, of Dandridge; and four granddogs, Lola, Buster, Dixie and Little Lola.

Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to everyone who met him.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the CarePartners Hospice Team (Landon, Patty, Maureen, Susan and Amanda) who helped take care of Charles in his final days.

Visitation will be in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Sunday, March 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., with the funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be the Revs. Luther Spivey and Gary Fender. Burial will follow at Ridgeview Baptist Church Cemetery, in Alexander.

Pallbearers will be Clay Gregg, Colby Gregg, Jeff Allman, Jerome Ellege, Arthur Herron and Rodney Metcalf.


Visitation: March 6, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: March 6, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: March 6, 2022 3:30 pm

Ridgeview Baptist Church Cemetery
Mag Sluder Road
Leicester, NC 28748


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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Charles was a great friend and family member. Please know that we mourn your loss along with you. May God give your family comfort and peace.
    David and Gail Howell

  2. Gregg family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Charles was a great man and I know he will be missed by all that knew him.

    Pat Hefner

  3. Ginger and family I am so sorry to hear of Charles passing. I have known him since elementary school as well as Ginger. I always liked Charles and he was the same every time you seen him. My prayers go out to all of you. May God be with you all.

  4. I really am so sorry to hear about my old buddy. We had some good times together. He was a good friend. I love all of you and I am praying for you.

  5. Ginger and Family.
    We are so sorry to hear about Charles. Your family was such a huge part of our lives years ago. We always thought so much of Charles. (As we do each of
    you) Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!

  6. To the Family “Death brings pain that only time can heal. No words could ease what we truly feel . But with God, his joy is eternally sealed. And cherish his memories that death can’t ever steal . Lift up a smile for he is already in Paradise ” From Claude and Sue Hurt

  7. We’re sorry for your loss, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Carmel and Theda Suttles

  8. We’re sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Carmel and Theda Suttles

  9. Ronnie, Gary and Family,
    It is heartbreaking to lose a family member. We pray the Holy Spirit will give you the
    comfort and the strength to carry
    You through this difficult time.
    In your sorrow The Comforter will heal your heart as promised.


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