John Gregson, 85

OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at St. Stephen Catholic Community for Mr. Gregson, 85, of Mt. Juliet.
Owner of Nashville Optical and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, he died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.
The son of the late Frederick and Margaret Livsey Gregson, he was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday at the church with a Prayer Vigil at 8 p.m.
Interment with military honors will follow the service at the Calvary Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife of 61 years, Mary Gregson; children John Michael (Denise), Stephen (Terry), Jeffry (Michelle) and Patrick Gregson, Mary Susan (Albert) Chini and Maureen (Carol) Slate.
Also surviving are siblings: Joseph (Pat), Tom (Sandy) Gregson and Mary Bojanowski; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five siblings.
Pallbearers will be Mike, Steve, Jeff, Matt and Joe Gregson and Al Chini.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, 37138 or Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.