Robert Gregory Etheridge “Greg”

Robert Gregory Etheridge, 67, of Alabaster passed away September 15, 2023. Visitation will be held Monday, September 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Charter Funeral Home in Calera. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 11:30 AM at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Helena with interment following at 1:15 PM at the Alabama National Cemetery.

Greg was born February 16, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, then moved with his family to Springfield, Missouri in 1960, then Birmingham in 1963. He graduated from Huffman High School, Class of 1974, and then moved again with his family to Alabaster in 1975. He enlisted in the Army in 1979 and worked as an Electronic Warfare and Signals Analyst for 3 years at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Greg worked in sales for the steel industry of Birmingham for over 40 years. Additionally, he was a charter and active member of his church, Gospel Light Baptist Church. Since 2002, Greg served his faith community as a Sunday school teacher, bus driver, choir member and Fisherman’s Club member.

An avid sports fan, Greg loved college football and rooted for the Alabama Crimson Tide every Saturday in the fall. He also enjoyed watching his favorite NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt race, and he was even able to visit the Daytona International Speedway with his daughter.

Greg leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter Bekah Gray (husband Joe) and his siblings: Laurie Mattox, Elaine McLemore (husband Wayland), and Paul Etheridge (wife Lisa). Greg was predeceased by his parents, Robert L. “Bob” and Lily Etheridge.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Gospel Light Baptist Church & Academy or the Army Emergency Relief. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Charter Funeral Home of Calera. Condolences may be shared with the family at


  1. Kathey Bailey on September 22, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Prayers and love sent to the family of Greg. He was a very loving and caring person. I have great memories of us cousins playing at our Grandmas house. May God comfort and strengthen you. Love, Kathey Bailey

  2. Katrena & Roy on September 23, 2023 at 12:16 am

    My Heart & Prayers go out to the Family. Greg , You will be greatly missed.

  3. Chuck McConnell on September 23, 2023 at 1:39 am

    So shocked praying for yall on love yall

  4. Sherry Morgan on September 23, 2023 at 2:16 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Greg was always the life of the party and family gatherings. His jokes and antics are a treasured memory.
    Prayers for comfort during this difficult time. He will be truly missed.
    Loveyou all.
    “Cuz” Sherry Morgan

  5. Elaine Mclemore on September 23, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Greg, my oldest brother, I’ll always love and miss you! I know you are happy in Heaven with Jesus and you’re reunited with our Mom and Dad. Save me a seat!

  6. Rev. Bill Alexander on September 24, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    Ĝreg always was a hard working and faithful ‘right arm’, to his dad, Bro. Bob Ethridge. Bro. Bob was the first real Pastor to our new church, Calera Bible Baptist and he was surely an excellent roll model.
    During my 50 plus years in the ministry, these two men were and always will be, leaders in how Christians should be serving the Lord!
    Rest well Bro. Greg and tell your precious Mom and Dad, hello for me!