Gregory Ruis Solomon, 56, of Los Angeles, Calif. died Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2004 at the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in Boonville, Mo. The body will be cremated and buried at sea.
Mr. Solomon was born July 28, 1948 in Mexico, Mo. to Myrl Roe and Martha Elizabeth Ruis Solomon. He graduated from Boonville High School in 1966 and received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Drury College in Springfield, Mo. in 1971. In 1997 he received his Masters Degree in Music from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla. Because of his passion for music, Greg was a professional trombone player.
He was a member of the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church.
Mr. Solomon is survived by his brother, Steve Solomon and his sister Nancy Ward, both of Boonville. He is also survived by his nephews and nieces: Jim Ward, Missy Walker Tiffany Solomon, Amy Sanchez, Charice Hilgedick, Patrick Solomon, and Erica Breshears as well as 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family has suggested memorials to the Cooper County Mental Health Association in care of Thacher-Wood Funeral Home.