Greg Lemmon, 46, returned to his heavenly home on Dec 24, 2022. His parents, Ron & Jolene Lemmon, had been with him just a few hours before and they were planning on his return home from the hospital in a few days. A few hours later he unexpectedly suffered a fatal cardiac event. Over the past three years Greg had fought many health problems and despite odds stacked against him, he had always come home. This time it was not to be.
Greg was born on October 28, 1976, to Ron & Jolene Lemmon of St George, Utah. He was the third of five children. Greg is survived by his children: Kylie Lemmon (21) & Teigan Lemmon (11). His parents, Ron & Jolene Lemmon; four siblings: Scott Lemmon (Sandi), Mindy Russell (Rex), Eric Lemmon (Marie), Marcie Jacobsen (Garrett) and his maternal grandmother Janice Sanders. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jack and Delma Lemmon, and his grandfather Lynn Sanders.
In his adult life, Greg married several times and even though each marriage ended in divorce, he remained friends. In November 2001, Greg & Leandra were blessed with a baby girl, Kylie Corrin Lemmon. In August 2011, Greg and Gina were blessed with a son, Teigan Jack Lemmon. Greg loved both of his children very much, and he did his best to convey his love to them.
Family was important to Greg. He loved his brothers and sisters and his extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. He made many wonderful memories with them over his lifetime. Greg made and kept many friends. He was well-loved by those friends because of his great love for them. His friends knew Greg deeply cared for them. His laugh was a unique one and will always be remembered.
Greg enjoyed being around Grandpa and Grandma Lemmon, as his Grandpa and Grandma Sanders. In recent years, he spent time hanging out with his Grandma Sanders, with his son Teigan at his side. Together they would help pick up nuts and do other small odds and ends for her.
Greg loved football and soccer and watched every game he could. He was an avid 49ers fan and he very recently he watched most of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Soccer. Greg excelled in youth football and soccer. He played Soccer for Dixie High School. He especially excelled at soccer and in his high school years was selected to be a member of the ODP soccer team along with Kimball Leavitt, representing the State of Utah. Every week, for over two years, Kimball and Greg would get into the back seat of the Leavitt or Lemmon car, at 4 am, to drive to Taylorsville, Utah. After an intense two hour ODP practice they would turn around and drive back to St. George. Greg had the opportunity of playing soccer against teams from many other states. During this time Kimball and Greg became very close friends. Kimball said, “Greg will be missed and the time that I was privileged enough to be with him will be emblazoned on my soul and I watched Greg touch many lives.”
Greg earned his Eagle Scout award, his Duty to God Award, and also graduated from Seminary. In 1996, Greg received his LDS mission call to the North Carolina Charlotte Mission. He taught a message of Jesus Christ and served the people of North Carolina for two wonderful years. Greg loved his mission and would talk about it often. He developed strong friendship with several of the missionaries he served with along with several converts whom he had the opportunity to share the Gospel with. His mission reinforced in him that Jesus Christ was the central figure in the Plan of Salvation. He knew that God loved him unconditionally and through Jesus Christ all can seek forgiveness and return back to their Heavenly Father.
Greg’s career path took him into law enforcement. He worked for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, first as a correctional officer and then as a patrol deputy. He also worked as a reserve officer for the St. George Police Department. While working at the Sheriff’s Office, he received letters of commendations for service to law enforcement and the county. He received the Silver Star Award, for risking his life in the face of imminent danger. In another incident he received the Purple Heart Award, from the Utah Sheriff’s Association. He later worked as a CNA and as a mentor in youth treatment centers.
Our entire family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the medical community in St George. Thank you for helping Greg navigate these past three years with all his health problems. You made a difference in his life with your knowledge and the kindness extended towards him.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11:00 am, at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.
Visitations will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary on Friday evening January 6, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 pm, and Saturday, January 7, 2023, prior to services, 9:00 -10:30 am.
Interment will be in Hurricane City Cemetery, 225 East 600 North, Hurricane, Utah.
Family and friends that are unable to attend the services are welcome to view them virtually by clicking on the link below: Video on Demand
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454
Friends and family are invited to sign Gregory’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com