Buies Creek, N.C.—Willis Henry Gregory, of Angier, N.C., has been elected to Campbell University’s Presidential Advisory Board. Gregory is the owner of WR Rentals, Inc. in Angier, a storage facility and office complex.
A farmer and manufacturer for 25 years, Gregory and his brother Albert, now deceased, invented Soda Flo,an efficient fertilizer hopper for tobacco transplanters. Gregory also invented a blower for gas logs that is universally used.
A man of many accomplishments, Gregory was named the 2001Outstanding Manufacturer of the Year by the Harnett County Economic Development Commission. He is a member of the Angier Kiwanis Club, the First Federal Bank Board of Directors and served as a Boy Scout leader for eight years. During his tenure with the Boy Scouts, Gregory won the Occoneechee Council Eastern North Carolina Pinewood Derby competition three years in a row.
Gregory has served his church, Angier Baptist, in many capacities, including membership in various committees and as a deacon. He is married to the former Rita Beckham of Shallotte, N.C.
Photo copy: Willis Gregory