Eddie Floyd “Tow Truck” Gregory
August 12, 1946 – July 21, 2020
Age 73 of Vadnais Heights. , passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on July 21st, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Minnie and Eddie Sr. and close cousin, Mack Gregory. He is survived by his children; Eddie Ohlson (Kristi), Elisha Long, Scott Gregory (Jamie) and Michael Kriesel along with his 9 grandchildren and his cousin, Phil Gregory. He is also survived by his many friends. Ed was born in Greenville, SC and attended Carolina High School and Anderson University. Anyone who knew Ed knew of his competitiveness and his passion for sports. He especially excelled in baseball and basketball, winning the 1963 South Carolina AA Baseball State Championship. For over 30 years he also refereed both softball and basketball. Ed started a successful towing business over 40 years ago and was known for the license plate on his tow truck, “Say Bye.” Ed loved his family very much and was a devoted grandparent. There will be 2 services to celebrate Ed, one in MN and the other in Greenville, SC where he will be buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park next to his parents. Service dates will be announced once finalized. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Eddie’s name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Link to the Make-A-Wish donation page: site.wish.org/goto/… (Published in the Star Tribune on July 26, 2020)