David Gary

Gary David Gary, 74, passed on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Grant Methodist Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on May 28, 1939 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Marie Gary. A U.S. Air Force Veteran. David was a faithful member of the Love Zion Baptist Church where he served as an usher. A licensed funeral director and embalmer in the State of Ohio since 1969. In 1971, the David Gary Funeral Home was established and began serving the Mansfield, Ohio, community. In 1991 he opened the Gary Memorial Chapel at 2154 E. Main Street in Bexley. He is preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Fred Pugh, Sr., brothers James, Joseph, and Ernest Gary and Robert, Charles, and Fred Pugh, Jr., sisters Gladys Fant, Frances Santiago, and Theresa "Che Che" Gary. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 19 years, Geraldine "Gerri" Parks Gary; his two sons, Greg (Karen) Gary and Corey (Kendralynn) Smith; two daughters, Dawn Wimberly-Lewis and Karen Gary Coleman; grandchildren, Lance (Talitha) Wimberly, Sandie Lewis, Mackenzie Lewis, Brooklyn Gary, Josiah Coleman, Malik Smith, Charles Miller, Kenyata and Khrystin Walters; great-granddaughter, Christlynn Dawn Wimberly; brothers, Dr. Melvin (Juneau) Gary, Harry (Sandra) Pugh and James "Doc" (Patricia "Ann") Pugh; sisters, Dolores Gary, Phyliss Boss, Deborah E. Gary, and Melvon Poole; godchildren, Revella Oglesbee (Dale) and Jarrett Brown; brothers and sisters-in-law, George (Bonnie), Harvey (Marie), Eddie (Debby), and W.J. "Skip" Parks and Annette Parks Mizelle; special nephews Duane Parks and Marlan J. Gary; and a host of nieces, nephews, adopted children and close family friends. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday July 11, 2013 at GARY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 867 S. James Rd. and 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013 at Love Zion Baptist Church, 1459 Madison Ave., followed by Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. To sign David Gary's online guest book, send card or flowers, visit www.GaryMemorialChapel.com

Funeral Home

Gary Memorial Chapel
867 South James Road Columbus, OH 43227
(614) 235-4279
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 7, 2013