Gregory was firefighter, chief deputy, Mason, and Election Commission vice-chair
The Union County Sheriff’s Office announced on its Facebook page that former Chief Deputy Roger Gregory passed away Tuesday. Gregory retired from the sheriff’s office in 2009 after 32 years of service, having graduated from the criminal justice academy in 1977. Prior to that, he served as a full-time firefighter with the City of Union from 1970-1977. He was also a member of the Union County Election Commission, serving as vice-chairman. By law, his replacement will be appointed by the Union County legislative delegation. Gregory also served as Lodge Secretary for the Union Masonic Lodge #75, and back in March, he became the first Mason in Union County to receive the Albert Gallatin Mackey Medal, the highest award the Grand Master in South Carolina can present to a Mason. Gregory had been battling cancer. Funeral services will be held Friday at noon at Mon Aetna Baptist Church. Burial with police honors and Masonic rites will follow at Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service.