Gregory “Greg” Jon Navis, 60, Atlanta, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, after battling leukemia, with family by his side.

The son of John and Edyth (VanderMeer) Navis, he was born March 1, 1957, in Waupun, Wisconsin. On May 6, 1981, in Marshalltown, Iowa, Greg was united in marriage to Marilea Ann Perkins, who survives.

Greg is also survived by one son, Jonathan Navis and wife April of Green Castle, Missouri; two daughters, Amy Anderson and husband Curtis of La Plata, Missouri, and Addie Perkins of Columbia, Missouri; his mother of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; one honorary daughter, Amber Richards of Minnesota; two sisters, Priscilla Buteyn of Waupun, Wisconsin, and Susan Shookman of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; 13 grandchildren, Sierra, Isaiah, Haley, Autumn, Zack, Jason, Orion, Melody, Mark, Emma, Annabelle, Adam and Noah; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and stepdaughter, April Perkins.

Greg lived in Kirksville before moving to Atlanta a few years ago. Before retiring, he was employed as a crane operator at M. Gervich and Sons.

Greg enjoyed fishing, working on cars, riding motorcycles, playing with his grandkids, camping and traveling. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Kirksville.

Greg has been cremated and a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Kirksville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Greg Navis may be made to his wife Marilea Navis. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.