In Loving Memory

Gregory D. Friend

Gregory D. Friend

December 22nd, 1955 - February 8th, 2019


Tuesday, February 19th, 2019   10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Charter Funerals Emporia Chapel,
501 W. 6th Ave.,
Emporia Kansas 66801


Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Rose Hill Cemetery,
Rose Hill Kansas 67133


Gregory D. Friend passed away on February 8, 2019 at Newman Regional Health. He was 63. He was born and raised in Wichita Kansas, and graduated from Wichita South High School. He is survived by his Son, Eric of Emporia KS and his half-siblings: Phillip Coats, Sarah Sumpter (Kyle), and Austin Coats. He is also survived by brothers: Douglas of Tarpon Springs FL, Brian of Burden KS, and sisters: Marla Patchel of Morgonton NC, and Paulie Friend of Marion, IA.

A Celebration of Life will be officiated by Marla Patchel at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Charter Funerals in Emporia, Kansas. Inurnment will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in Rose Hill, Kansas. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Corner House in care of Charter Funerals.


  • Thu, Feb 21st, 2019 at 11:42 PM

    My Condolences for your loss! I was a friend of Greg in high school and regret not staying in touch
    with him over the years. Greg brings back a lot of good memories. God Bless him and his family!

    Richard, Klotz

  • Wed, Feb 13th, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    I went to Highschool with Greg but we didn't know each other till He started dating my sister-in-law.
    He was a good guy. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for his family.

    Connie S. Hartman, KS

  • Wed, Feb 13th, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    I am so sorry to hear that Greg has passed. I hadn't seen him in many years, but we had a lot of fun
    freshman year in college, just hanging out. I had the utmost respect for Greg, for the strength, humor,
    and, ultimately, the grace with which he handled the challenges that life threw at him. I regret not
    keeping up with him over time. Peace and blessings to his family and loved ones.

    Penny Cornett, KS

  • Wed, Feb 13th, 2019 at 6:57 AM

    Paulie I am so sorry to hear about your brother please know that I am praying for you and your
    family. I love you and if you need to talk Iā€™m here. Truly, Nicole

    Nicole Copeland, Wichita Kansas

  • Tue, Feb 12th, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    My family's thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I did not know Gregory, but Marla
    is a much loved neighbor and friend. God bless you and He will give you the comfort you need.
    Karen Mull

    Karen Dianne Mull, Morganton, NC

  • Tue, Feb 12th, 2019 at 6:51 PM

    Condolences to Paula and her family. My prayers are with you. Life is eternal šŸ™šŸŒ¹

    Dory Tobias, Dorchester MA 02124

  • Tue, Feb 12th, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    So Saddened to see the passing of Gregory, he was quite the character and I enjoyed caring for him while I was working in Emporia. There are those patients that you will always remember in your career and Gregory is one of those. My sympathies for your loss.

    Joyce Shively NPC, kansas

  • Tue, Feb 12th, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Paulie, so sad to hear of Greg's passing. We love you and
    will be in touch. Big hugs. Love, Debi and Mother Baker

    Debi Baker Gilpin, KS

  • Mon, Feb 11th, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Pauline and family do sorry for your loss. I may not physically be there but please know I
    send heartfelt prayers and will honor and celebrate your brothers life. Please take care of
    yourselves. Respectfully, Kay Id.

    Kay Id, Kansas City, MO

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