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Gregory Lawrence Birney 1956 - 2010

Gregory “Greg” Lawrence Birney, age 53 of Cottonwood, AZ, formerly of Tappan Lake, Scio, Ohio, passed away on June 1, 2010.

He was born November 23, 1956 in Canton, the son of David Birney and Shelva Birney Palmer.

Greg was preceded in death by a grandson; Marcus Jackson, a brother; David “Davey” Birney and a sister Laurie Birney Lay.

Greg was a 1975 graduate of Jewett-Scio High School. He was a self-employed carpenter for most of his life. He loved riding four-wheelers and spending time with his family and friends. Greg was a wonderful and loving father and will be sadly missed by his children; Christina Birney Fry of Canton, OH, Brooke Ann Birney and Jake Birney of Cottonwood, AZ; grandchildren; Chalise Jackson and James Ruppert of Canton, OH, mother and stepfather; Shelva Birney Palmer and Robert Palmer of Tappan Lake, OH, father and stepmother David and Judy Birney of Cadiz, brother Scott Birney and wife Patty of Dennison, OH; sister-in-law Karen (Ed) Heavener of Scio, OH, brother-in-law Frankie Lay of Cranehill, ALA, nieces and nephews; Taylor, Kayden, David, Grace, and Isaac Birney of Dennison, OH. Burial will take place at Pleasant Valley Church at Tappan Lake, Scio, OH.

Arrangements handled by Koch Funeral Home of Scio, OH.

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