Gregory J. Carlisle
Gregory James Carlisle, 66, lifelong resident of Traverse City, died Nov. 17, 2019 at his home. Greg was born on March 21, 1953 in Traverse City to Albert Wesley Carlisle and Sally Ann Tossey.
Greg graduated from St. Francis High School.
On December 15, 1972, he married Kathryn "Katie" Lou Stephenson.
Greg worked in the optical field for over 30 years.
He loved playing, coaching and watching all kinds of sports. He loved the outdoors and had a brilliant mind. He was a whiz at Jeopardy and had a knack for music and sports trivia.
Greg was preceded in death by his father, Albert.
Greg is survived by his wife of 46 years, Katie; son, Tony (Kate); grandson, Austin; mother, Sally; stepmom, Patricia; brothers, Tim (Wanda) Carlisle and Tedd (Cindi) Carlisle; stepbrother, Doug Martin; and many other extended family members.
The family will celebrate Greg's life at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for an education fund for Greg's beloved grandson Austin.
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Published on November 20, 2019


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Debbie Rademacher
Dec 02, 2019
Oh Katie, I just saw this. I am so sorry for your loss. Greg is remembered by me as a kind caring and loving husband to you. He always seemed to want what was best for you. A hard worker and devoted to his family. I was always comforted knowing he was your best friend. Please know I am thinking about you and praying for peace in comfort in all the good memories. God Bless.
Liz Moore
Nov 29, 2019
I am so sorry and shocked. In my mind, he still a cute 20 years old man, living next door.
charlie baker
Nov 20, 2019
I have wonderful memories of Greg and Katie. Greg was a good friend to me and my mates that worked up in TC occasionally. My condolences to Katie and family.
Karen (Weber) Davey
Nov 20, 2019
Greg was a classmate of mine at SFH; always very nice and friendly. I am so very sorry to hear that he has passed away. My sincere condolences to his family. I hope you experience the Peace that surpasses all understanding.
Michele Wheeler
Nov 20, 2019
Always will remember our days of tubing the Boardman River and all the styles of creative fun we came up with. You were the dad I didn’t have at that age and in those years. Thank you for showing me some childhood fun when it’s what I really needed then ~