Gary Michael Johnson Dowling U.S. Veteran Gary Michael Johnson of Dowling, MI formerly of Bancroft, passed away on Monday November 25, 2013 as a result of an auto accident. A memorial service will be held at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home in Bancroft on Wednesday December 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Michael McDonald will officiate. The family will receive friends 1 hour before the service. Gary was born in Owosso, MI on June 14, 1947, the son of Clayton Aymour and Opal Gladys (Jones) Johnson. He graduated from Durand High School in 1965. Gary served his country in the Army during the Viet Nam War, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a heavy equipment operator for various companies, having worked for Granger of Lansing the longest before he retired. Gary is survived by his step-son, Michael Gallimore, step-daughter, Cheryl Martin, 4 grandchildren, sister Sally Tessman, 4 nieces, and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Dennis, and sister Shirley Johnson. Online condolences may be sent to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Dec. 1, 2013