Robert McGregor

  • Born: November 17, 1952
  • Died: April 29, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert McGregor, born November 17, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2020. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA). A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens (4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA).

Robert worked many years doing carpenter work. He could build just about anything with his hands, including beautiful decks. He also did auto repair, garage door repair in Galesburg, IL, and worked in the moving industry. Robert retired in 2018 from M&M Cartage Inc.

Robert was a loving, devoted husband and a family man. His greatest joy was wrestling with his grandbabies, Sydney, Nevaeh, and Ja'Dein. He had a love for playing cards and was known as the "Vegas Man".

Robert was an outstanding bowler. He loved fishing and piddling around in the garage. QuikTrip and Casey's loved him, as he was known for purchasing his two chocolate Long Johns and a Pepsi every day!

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret L. and Tom Robert McGregor; son, Robert B. McGregor; sisters, Virginia A. Reynolds, Carol L. Carder, Patricia A. Daye, and Beverly Williams; and brothers, Kenneth N. McGregor and Stevie McGregor.

Left to cherish Robert's memory are his loving wife, Saretha McGregor of Ankeny; daughters, Antionett McGregor of Des Moines, Keyaria Jones of Ankeny; sons, Rico Hall and Jeff Murdock both of Des Moines; honorary daughter, Jennifer Sutton of Des Moines; siblings, Clyde McGregor, Donnie McGregor, Larry Carder, Mickey Carder, Ricky Thompson, John McGregor, Timothy McGregor, Scott McGregor, Annette Graves, Sherry McGregor, Donna Kittrell, Jody Smith, and Lana Ford; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

The family of Robert McGregor would like to thank everyone for your kind expressions of sympathy and thoughtfulness. They would also like to thank everyone for the many cards, flowers, and messages of condolences received.

"We are greatly appreciative of the dedication and professionalism of Dr. Amy Hughes and the entire medical team and staff at John Stoddard Cancer Center. Sincere thanks also to the staff at EveryStep Hospice Center for your support, compassion, and teamwork."


Condolence & Memory Journal

When my brother Bob moved to Galesburg
Illinois a part of me went with him. A few
Years later he came back. We spent alot
Of quality time togather. We did alot of
Bowling, shooting pool, fixing cars
and home repair. We did alot of garage door
work where he was a expert at all
Phases. His bowling nickname was Mack
Attack. He had a kind heart would do
anything for someone. I told him " you
Have to fight this" from day one. Man
He took it to heart. He fought with everything he had. He was still
Touching hearts through his final day.
I will have Mack Attack engraved on
My bowlingball. The McGregor And Jones Family did an outstanding job of taking care of Bobby. Someone made a comment
That they have never seen love for a
Family member like that. He was special. He was my brother and my friend. I will miss him greatly but I will carry him in my heart forever. Love you forever brother.

Posted by Johnnie McGregor - Des Moines   May 04, 2020

Bobby, words cant express the sadness I feel about you leaving so soon. I will miss your "hey Leet what's up" with that smile only you could give everytime we met. I thank you for so many things. But I thank you most for being Johnnie's brother and friend. You fought a good fight and you won heavens eternal Glory. Give my dad a hug for me. Love you brother. Leet (Leta)

Posted by Leta McGregor    May 04, 2020

Dad, where do I start?
God brought us together when I needed you in my life the most.You were there at a moments notice for me, always. For this I thank you so much.
l also had the blessing of watching you help other's in any way you could. No job too big or too small, you would tackle it with pride. From building decks, bathrooms,
floors & houses, from plumbing to simple electrical, from garages to sidewalks, from ice makers to dishwashers, from yard work to fixing cars. You would and could do most anything, for anyone.

Some of my most favorite memories will be... working with you during our moving days, playing cards with the "Vegas Man", your extreme love of triple chocolate layer cake and dancing to your favorite song Brick House. And most of all, when you walked me down the isle at my wedding, I was so proud when you called me daughter. I knew then, that you loved and cared about me unconditionally.
I have been blessed from the first day we met.I will always cherish the piece of your heart you shared with me. I love you and I will miss you, but I know in my heart that I will see you again in heaven.

Posted by Jennifer Sutton - Des Moines, IA - Daughter   May 04, 2020

I will always hold tight to all the memories collected over the years I've had with Uncle Bob. He was always one of the fun uncles who liked messing with us kids and talking trash during any type of games we played. I loved it! I'm sad to see you go so soon, but my faith holds strong that you're in a better place free from pain. Rest peacefully uncle Bob! Much love to all the family! God bless

Posted by Cameo Hall - Mesa, AZ - Family   May 02, 2020

Bob we've laughed,cried,prayed,we read scripture and praised the Lord everyday. I hate this ugly disease that took your life and caused you pain. But your free now "two wings" you have. I seen your smile right before you passed let me know you were going home to be with the Lord. The strength you demistrated for fighting this battle was truly Amazing. And I'm so Thankful that you had the GREATEST nurses Annette,Sherry,Lana,Jody and alot of family & friends always at your bedside. I will never forget you my dear brother. Love your sister Jody

Posted by Jody Smith - Des Moines, IA - Sister   May 02, 2020

Brother Bob,
I love you and will miss you so much. My heart shattered into pieces when you passed away. You were such a fighter. I know that our amazing God gave you peace and was with you through your journey. It was an honor and privilege to be by your side. See you in Heaven one day. Love, your sister Lana

2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

John 14:2
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Posted by Lana Ford - Ankeny, IA - Sister   May 02, 2020

Great man wish i could hear u say "im the vegas man give me yo money"

Posted by Russell Lamar - Friend   May 02, 2020

My heart is at peace knowing that you are now in Heaven. I love you very much brother Bob. I was so blessed to have you as my big brother. Keep on smiling with that special grin of yours. Love, your sis Sherry

Posted by Sherry McGregor - Ankeny - Sister   May 02, 2020

I thank God for letting me travel down the road to see Bob at his house. For helping take care of him. We sang Christian songs to him. Bob would act silly and box fists with me. I gave him a goodbye kiss on his forehead. See you in Heaven one day. Love, your brother Tim

2 Timothy 4:7-8
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."

Posted by Timothy McGregor - Ankeny, IA - Brother   May 02, 2020

So sorry for your loss toall of you..He fought a tough battle.

Posted by Barb Dakovich - Friend   May 02, 2020

To the family of Bobby...Sorry for your loss..He was a kind soul and he touched many lives.God has welcomed him more pain no more i celebrate his homegoing..may God keep His arms around you and give you comfort..much love DeVora

Posted by DeVora Arnett - Galesburg, IL - Family   May 02, 2020

So sorry for your loss Rico our hearts are with you.may you find peace knowing he is no longer suffering.
Stacey & Bub Behle

Posted by stacey Behle - dsm, IA - Friend   May 02, 2020

I love you so much Bobby , ever minute I shared with you was full of joy and laughter. I was blessed to have you as a brother and I loved you just as you was my wonder beautiful brother , I will be there soon keep on keeping on and kicking it in heaven , love you with all my heart Annette!

Posted by Graves Annette - Ankeny, IA - Sister   May 01, 2020