Albert “Al” Wayne Gregston, 73, Independence, Mo., passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2010.

Albert “Al” Wayne Gregston, 73, Independence, Mo., passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2010.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 23, 2010 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and a Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at 10 a.m. Both visitation and memorial service will be held at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a memorial fund: Scott Gregston/Al Gregston, Metcalf Bank, 639 NE Woods Chapel Road, Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64064.

Al was born May 20, 1937, in Duncan, Okla., to King and Iva Gregston. In 1963, he married Judy Lewis. Al retired from General Motors (Fairfax District – Kansas City, Kan.) after 34 years.  

Al is survived by; wife, Judy Lewis Gregston, originally from Brookfield, Mo.; son, Scott (Kate), Lee’s Summit, Mo.; daughter, Cyndi Sloan (Brian), Grain Valley, Mo.; son, Mark (Sandi), Parker, Colo.; son, Earl D’Alessandro (Myong Hee), Oklahoma City, Okla. Al had 12 loving grandchildren: Taylor, Connor, Camryn, Rylie, Jordan, Lake, Brek, Emily, Meghan, Kelsie, Jennifer and Stephanie.

He is also survived by brothers, Weldon (Glenda), Grain Valley, Mo., and Robert Roff, Enid, Okla. Al is also survived by many relatives in Texas and Oklahoma.

Arrangements: Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677.