Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to your family. When I played football many years ago Forrest was my favorite player. He still is. I was a Green Bay fan and still am. I learned to block by watching him He is the greatest lineman I ever saw. You were very fortunate to have him. May God keep him.

Posted by Steven Liero - West Chester. Pa   May 04, 2020

I met Forest in 1955 while living with his sister Ann. Life has happened and I have lost contact with her. I would love to reconnect. Me name ie Bettie White Junkin 973 824 4445 or I am still friends with Donna Dooley another room mate. fFirest was a good friend and a good brother

Posted by Bettie (White) Junkin - Red Oak, TX - friend   June 12, 2019

Barbara, Al and Karen, I just found out today about Coach Greggs passing. My deepest sympathies for you as I know this is a difficult time. I will never forget my time at SMU in the football office and working for such a wonderful man. We all loved him very much. My thoughts and prayers for you all and knowing that Coach is flying high with the Angels now.
Linda Phillips (Fullerton) SMU 1988-92

Posted by Linda Phillips - Priddy, TX - friend   May 26, 2019

Condolences and prayers.

Posted by Marsanne Golsby - Baton Rouge, LA - friend   May 22, 2019

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his athletic ability. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of mourning.

Posted by - DE   May 13, 2019

RIP Forrest Gregg played for the legendary coach Vince Lombardi won 7 world championships with the Green Bay Packers.

Posted by Guy Ingram III - Woodbridge, VA   April 28, 2019

One of the greatest is reunited with Coach Lombardi. Coach your example of integrity, ethics, enthusiasm, and competitiveness will not be matched. Coach your mentoring and patience blessed my life. May God comfort, strengthen, and provide peace to Barbara, Karen, Al, and their families.

Posted by Billy Kidd - Keller, TX   April 23, 2019

Barbara, My heart breaks for you today - I know Forrest was the love of your life - and you, his treasure. You two exemplified a true and loving couple. The memories of you and Forrest at SMU are vividly painted in my mind and will always be treasured. I love that my children fondly remember those days with Ms. Barbara & Uncle Forrest. Many blessings and much love to you, Forrest Jr. and your entire family.

Posted by Phylis Zimmermann - Laredo, TX - friend   April 18, 2019

My Condolences to the family and friends and fans of Forrest Gregg for your loss, may the God of Comfort be with you at this time of sorrow.

Posted by Rose    April 18, 2019

To the Gregg family,friends, and colleagues: May the God of comfort,comfort all who knew him and may your fond memories lighten the grieving process. Our heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Wright - IL   April 17, 2019

My condolences to the family of Forrest Gregg, I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you the strength you need to endure your loss.

Posted by Karen    April 17, 2019

To the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this time. Jeremiah 29:11.

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2019

My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in knowing that those who die God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes.
Psalms 116:1

Posted by Lee - MS   April 16, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss, may the God of all comfort and hope give the family peace during this time of sorrow. Jeremiah 29:11.12

Posted by P D - NY   April 16, 2019

One of the greatest men I've been lucky enough to know and call my friend. My association with him in Cleveland was an incredible experience. His way of life could have coined the phrase "straight shooter". I am blessed for having the privilege of working for him and getting to know his wife, Barbara. What a great family, may God bless them.

Posted by Gene Stevanus - Rockledge, FL - friend   April 16, 2019

To Barbara and all of the Gregg family, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Looking back 30 years, I count myself fortunate and honored to have had the opportunity to know and play for Coach Gregg in 1989 at SMU. Coach inspired greatness and influenced me and my teammates to be the men we are today.

RIP Coach Gregg!

Posted by Matt Duncan - Plano, TX - friend   April 15, 2019

our Sincere condolences
to you Gregg family
during this difficult time

Posted by Mark Aulenbacher - Erie, PA   April 15, 2019

Thanks for everything Coach. God bless you Mrs. Gregg & Family !!

Posted by Phil Epps - Grand Prairie, TX - acquaintance   April 15, 2019

Dear Barbara, I loved Forrest. With such short notice, I was unable to be there with you. I hope we can get together soon. If you need anything, please call. Love to you and your family, Pete and Joan Johnson

Posted by Pete Johnson - Columbus, OH - friend   April 15, 2019

Sorry for your loss, Men like Forrest are hard to find in these times. Men with dedication,commitment, and appreciation for where he came from, what he stands for etc... The world was better for him being here and may God bless him and reward him in heaven for a life well done

Posted by arthur ruedinger - oshkosh, WI - Friend   April 15, 2019

Sorry for your loss,the Bible give you comfort,for your loss,at Roman 15;4 say now may the god who supplied endurance and comfort grant you to have among yourselves the same mental attitude that Christ Jesus had,

Posted by Mary    April 15, 2019

To Barbara and Family: Saddened to hear news of Forrest's passing. I'll always remember as a 14 year old running into Barbara in a shopping mall in Cleveland and her recognizing my father (Don Farah) from having shopped at his grocery store in Green Bay ( St. Agnes Super Value). She mentioned Forrest would love to see our family and invited us to training camp at Browns headquarters. Forrest was incredible and accommodating to my Dad and I. He took time from practice to welcome us and even gave us some memorabilia which I have to this day. It was a great influence for me as a teen and I respected this kindness from both of you extended to my family. We wish you peace and comfort during this time. We hope you have strength in faith and family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. The family of Don Farah (Dr. Dan Farah). P.s. My Dad passed away in 2008.

Posted by Dan Farah - Sturgeon Bay, WI   April 15, 2019

In late 1983, as a senior at the University of Illinois, in flying to attend the Rose Bowl, I ended up flying from Chicago
to Cincinnati, and then on to LAX. I can't recall if I boarded his plane, or Mr. Gregg boarded the plane I was on, however, we ended up sitting together in a back row and talked for quite some time. While I don't remember exactly what we talked about other than school and football, what I do remember is this: The incredible kindness and decency of this man. Based on his stature and all that he accomplished in his life, he could have easily ignored me, and yet he treated a college kid from the western suburbs of Chicago like I was somebody. I will never forget this. Rest in peace, Mr. Gregg.

Posted by Kurt Carlson - Westford, MA - acquaintance   April 15, 2019

May the God of all comfort and hope, give the family peace during this time of sorrow, Jeremiah 29:11.12. our deepest and sincere condolences.

Posted by P D - NY   April 15, 2019

Sincere condolences to the family, friends and fans mourning Forrest passing. God will comfort and sustain you during this difficult time because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)

Posted by - Atlanta, GA   April 15, 2019

To the family, friends and fans of Forrest Gregg, my condolences. May you find comfort when you reflect on your memories as well as the fact that our Heavenly Father invites you to throw all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6, 7

Posted by A friend   April 15, 2019

My condolences on the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and, sustain you now and the difficult days ahead.

Posted by Rdr - IL   April 15, 2019

May the God of Loving-Kindness comfort the Gregg family and friends at this difficult time. My prayers are with the family. Jeremiah 29:11

Posted by L J - NC   April 15, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Forrest Gregg. May God, the Hearer of Prayer continue to be with you in your time of sorrow.

April 14, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Auflick - MYRTLE BEACH, SC   April 14, 2019

I worked for Forest as a fifteen (15) year old teen when he was the concession manager for the three (3) movie theaters in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Not a bad job for a couple poor boys from Birthright and Como. God Bless this Family is my Prayer.

Posted by Duane Puckett - Lewisvville, TX - coworker   April 14, 2019

Good afternoon, Barbara and family. Our prayers are with you as you suffer the loss of a great husband and father. The good news is we'll see him later as fit as he was when he played for the Packers!! Death has no sting for all who know Christ!! Yes we're sad and will really miss him, but he lives on in our hearts and lives.

Posted by Lyndon Lee - Denton, TX - friend   April 14, 2019

I also was raised in Green Bay in the 60's and now live in Colorado Springs. Forrest Gregg will always exemplify the utmost in class and gentlemanly conduct to me.

Posted by John Pamperin - Colorado Springs, CO - acquaintance   April 14, 2019

Dear Barbara,
I am sorry for your loss. Coach Gregg was a great man, and you have been loving and loyal coachs wife. I met you in 1999 when I knocked on your door to invite you to a neighborhood bible study. My husband had recently become the head football coach at Highland Park High School. You graciously invited me inside and told me of your experiences as a coachs wife. Ill never forget it! We are in our 20th year.
Thank you for your courage, strength, and loyalty.
Fondly, from one coachs wife to another,
Carolyn (Mrs. Randy) Allen

Posted by Carolyn Allen - Dallas, TX - neighbor   April 13, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   April 13, 2019

Prayers and comfort to Barbara, Forrest Jr. and Karen. So sad to hear that our brother Forrest passed on Friday. Our family loved his and sorry that we were unable to spend more time with him and the family. May God give all of us strength and help us to get through these difficult days and months ahead. We love you family.

Posted by Rose &Ed & family Picker - Garden city, ID - sister   April 13, 2019

Mr. Gregg lived across the street in Green Bay. I was 13 at the time, and have very fond memories of him coming out to play football in the back yards of the neighborhood kids. He would do his best to teach us the finer points of the game and the importance of sportsmanship and fair play. Occasionally, I would look after his children when he was on the the field at Lambeau stadium. Mr Gregg was a positive and solid influence in my life. He taught respect for all and self discipline in such a way that you were not aware of being taught, a very rare talent. My prayers of support go out to all family members and individuals that had the uplifting experience of knowing Mr. Gregg.

Posted by Bill Byrnes - Minneapolis, MN - friend   April 13, 2019

My grandmother and great uncle grew up with Forrest in Birthwright Tex. I was thrilled and honored to spend an hour with him in his office at SMU. Even though they were dirt poor (literally) he had wonderful storys of my great grandfather and his time as a kid. They had no sports balls but used 1/2 of corn cobs as baseballs. His work ethics are what I take with me every day. That 1 hour with him ment so much to me words cant describe. Thank you Forrest, from the bottom of my heart.god bless your family in this time of loss.

Posted by Greg Davidson - Fort Walton Beach, FL - family   April 13, 2019

Very Proud to have been a fried and a teammate of Forest Gregg. My truest condolences for Barbara and Family.

Posted by Dale Moore - Whitney, TX - friend   April 13, 2019

Thank you Forrest Gregg for your commitment to excellence in every area of your life. My experiences with you for 6 years at SMU as head coaches of our respective sports, and then, working for you as AD were truly my favorite years of my career. Thank you for leading the charge of joy in excellence. Heavens great gain is our sad loss but I will look forward to shaking your grand hand again soon.❤

Posted by Kyle Stevens - Dallas, TX - coworker   April 13, 2019


Godspeed Forrest, and thank you for sharing apart of your life with us...

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   April 13, 2019

Thanks for the memories. He played well... Sorry for your loss. The comfort God gives will help to strengthen the famy and friends during their diffucult time of loss..

Posted by A friend   April 13, 2019

Growing up in Wisconsin in the sixties, I'll always remember my excitement in sitting with my father and my uncles in watching another Packers' victory. Forrest Gregg was an intricate and important part of that success. Rest in peace Mr. Gregg.

Posted by Roger Ryan - Centennial, CO   April 13, 2019

I grew up in the 60's in Wisconsin and can't tell you how many memories I have of Forrest Gregg and the Packers. Thank you for those memories!
Rest In Peace Forrest Gregg.

Posted by Jim Deck - Colorado Springs, CO   April 13, 2019

To The Family Of Forrest Gregg
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of all comfort,comfort you and grant you peace now and in the days ahead.

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Posted by Scott - Sarasota, FL   April 13, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the family of Forrest Gregg. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   April 13, 2019

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - OH   April 13, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to Forrest Gregg and his family during this time. His NFL career speaks for itself in one word GREATNESS. Carson G. Long

Posted by carson long - ashland, PA   April 13, 2019

Forrest Gregg and his wife and kids came to our house to visit his cousinmy Dad in San Diego when I was a teenager. I was amazed just how GIGANTIC he washis head nearly touched our ceiling and he was as wide as two people and solid strong. He was fierce looking and really kind and gentle and funny!
My Grandma Annie Ruth Gregg Petry was his Aunt Ruth, and she would brag about him regularly The Whole time my brothers and I were growing up. She said he was a bear and a gentleman how he treated her and others. Very nice memories. Deepest condolences to you Greggs . Such a deep loss of a well-loved man.

Posted by Sue Burnside - San Diego, CA   April 12, 2019

I remember my Dad speaking of Forrest many times over the years. He grew up close to my Dads family in Brashear. My Uncle Benny was friends with him and they stayed overnight at each others homes. May you find comfort with the precious memories ....

Posted by Kathy Rossignol - Lone Oak, TX   April 12, 2019

Deepest condolences to the Gregg family. My Dad was a cousin of Forrests' and I remember Forrest and Barbara and the kids coming over to our home in San Diego in 1960s or early 1970s when I was a teen, and was amazed at how GIANT he was~~ so tall his head nearly touched the ceiling! And he was all-around BIG! I'd never seen a football player in person! And I remember he was respectful, funny and gentle which amazed me coming from such a HUGE powerful man. A very nice memory.
My Grandma, Annie RUTH Gregg Petry, was Forrests' Aunt Ruth, and she would talk about what a fine boy he is! A real gentleman!
We always watched and rooted for him on the Packers and on all teams he was with. Knowing he's passed on leaves a whisper wind like in a hollow of a old downed great tree. Holding you Greggs in my heart and prayers

Posted by Sue Burnside - San Diego, CA   April 12, 2019

I have been a Packer fan for 58 years he will be missed deeply

Posted by Michael Dorner - Colorado Springs, CO   April 12, 2019

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by A friend   April 12, 2019

Personal story about Coach Gregg. When I was about 10 yrs old I saw this guy at the high school stadium in Gainesville, Tx. Middle of the summer and he is running around pulling up on stationary post and running in the heat of the day. I stopped and watched for a good while, then I asked him why he was doing all this in the heat. He told me he was getting ready to play football. Seeing he was much older than high school or college age I scoffed at this and told him I did not thing he could play football at his age. He chuckled and as I walked away he said number 75, Green Bay. I laughed and said we will just have to see. Well, sure enough! I followed Coach's career to this day. Fast forward till I saw him again in his office of athletic director at SMU. Now I'm 50 and I told him this story. He again chuckled and said he remembered that day.

Posted by Virgil Parkhill - Mesquite, TX - acquaintance   April 12, 2019

Great football player and coach

Posted by James Landreau - GA   April 12, 2019

Greatest Offenses Tackle of the 1960's

Posted by Gary Ellis - Columbia, SC   April 12, 2019

Exemplary Offensive Tackle, team player, coach, and man. Earned the highest praise and respect from Coach Lombardi, his teammates, and his players. Forrest's contributions were key in Titletown's 1960s football dynasty.

Rest in Peace, Forrest.

Posted by - SF Bay Area, CA   April 12, 2019

Although I was not old enough to see Forrest play, I grew up in Green Bay in the 1970's and 80's when he was the coach of our beloved Packers. He was loved in the community and admired as a tough-as-nails coach. The Packer/Bear rivalry was magnified when Coach Gregg was in charge. We all appreciate his dedication and hard work for Green Bay. Thank you Coach Gregg.

Posted by Thomas Crowley - Golden, CO   April 12, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort sustain your family during these challenging times.

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   April 12, 2019