Gregory, Buyer of Jim Reeves’ Property, Dies

Ed Gregory Jr., who purchased the royalty rights, real estate and other assets related to country star Jim Reeves, died Sunday (April 11) in Nashville. At the time of his death, he was being accused by the estate of Reeves’ widow, Mary Reeves Davis, of coercing her to sell the property in 1996 for $7.3 million when she was suffering from senile dementia. Gregory also owned the memorabilia and royalty rights of Faron Young and sat on the board of Gene Autry’s Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles. Gregory filed bankruptcy in 2002 for his businesses United Shows and Gregory Entertainment. In addition, he and his wife were pardoned by President Bill Clinton for the couple’s 1986 bank fraud convictions.