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Patricia LaNelle (Russ) Gregg

April 25, 1947 ~ June 26, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Patricia Gregg Obituary

Patricia LaNelle Russ Gregg was born on April 25, 1947, to Thomas A and LaNelle Russ in Queens, New York.   She passed away peacefully on June 26, 2023.  A visitation for Patti will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Commerce Funeral Home.  A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Cross Trails Cowboy Church.

While in New York, Mr. Russ worked as an architect for Frank Lloyd Wright, designing and supervising the construction of airport runways.  Patricia’s family soon moved back to Texas and took up residence on Junius Street in Dallas.  They then built one of the first houses on Cripple Creek Drive in the Oak Cliff suburb of Dallas.  Patricia attended and graduated from Kimball High School in May of 1965.

After graduation from high school, Patricia attended East Texas State University, graduating in 1969.  She was a very active member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority while at ETSU.  She met Llelwyn P. Buddy Gregg in the fall of 1968, and they were married on January 24, 1969.  After student teaching French and English in Sulphur Springs, Texas, Patti was permanently hired by the school.  In 1971, Patricia and Buddy moved to Bryan, Texas, so that Buddy could attend the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Upon his graduation, they lived in Hillsboro, Texas for a short time before moving to Commerce, Texas in 1974 and opening Gregg Animal Clinic, which Patti managed until she and Buddy sold the clinic in February of 2014.  They enjoyed living the last years of her life without having to be “on call”. 

Patricia and Buddy have 2 sons, Russ Graham Gregg, born in 1971 and Guy Foster Gregg, born in 1974.  Patti’s hobbies included being a voracious reader and she also enjoyed cooking and participating in her sons’ ventures.

Left to cherish Patti’s memory are her husband, Buddy Gregg; son, Russ Gregg; son, Guy Gregg and wife Myke and grandson, Trevor; brother, Stan Russ, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Those preceding Patricia in death are her parents, Thomas and LaNelle Russ and brother, Thomas A. Russ, Jr.

Serving as honorary Pallbearers are Joe Barbo, Virgil Rector, Mike Cruzon, Cecil M. Gregg III, Hayden Gregg, and Lenny Russ.


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July 7, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Commerce Funeral Home
1505 Washington Street
Commerce, TX 75428

Celebration of Life
July 8, 2023

10:00 AM
Cross Trails Cowboy Church
4761 FM 1563
Wolfe City, TX 75496


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