Memorial services for Gregory Allen McFatridge of Ardmore will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Christ Community Church, with Rev. Tim Lehman officiating. Private family interment will take place at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in Ardmore.
Greg was born Aug. 31, 1970, in Duncan, to Billy Paul and Sharon Ann (Keenan) McFatridge. He died on Friday evening, April 18, 2014, at his Ardmore residence surrounded by his family.
Greg had attended school in Comanche until his family moved to Ardmore in 1987. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1989.
Greg married the former Rachel Faith Parsons on June 2, 1993, in Ardmore.
Greg joined the Army Reserves and had a very active and decorated career serving his country. He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on Feb. 4, 2010. He had worked as a truck driver for five years and had worked at Michelin in several capacities, but worked as a tire inspector before his health forced him to retire. He loved attending sporting events, and was an avid fan of the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City Thunder, Pittsburgh Steelers and NASCAR, and loved to go fishing. Greg attended the Christ Community Church in Ardmore. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, watch movies and listen to music, and continued many of his activities while he fought his six-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Greg was a fighter and a “true hero” to all who knew him.
His grandparents, Robert and Christine McFatridge, Lester and Wanda Keenan, and D.T. Gleghorn; brother Darrin McFatridge; and father-in-law James Parsons preceded him in death.
Greg is survived by his wife, Rachel McFatridge of the home; son Trenton McFatridge of Oklahoma City; daughter, Hannah McFatridge of the home; parents Bill and Sharon McFatridge of Lone Grove; grandmother Dovie Gleghorn of Duncan; brother Billy McFatridge and wife Joyce of Lone Grove; mother-in-law Judy Parsons of Ardmore; sisters- in-law Heidi Reeves and husband Justin of Hohenwald, Tenn., and Sara Hall and husband Jerrod of Ardmore; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Casket bearers will be Randy Keenan, Ryan Keenan, Jerrod Hall, David Montgomery, James Reames and Scotty Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C Street NW, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.
Greg was loved by all, and will be missed. He is pain free, and running with Jesus in Paradise!