Gary K. Brown, 70, went to heaven on January 10, 2013. He was born in Independence, Mo., on July 8, 1942. Gary attended Central Missouri State University and went on to teach and coach at O'Hara High School and Grain Valley High School in Missouri. He then served as National Director of High School Ministry for Campus Crusade for Christ, International. In the years following, Gary provided for his family as an entrepreneur and businessman. He was a true visionary, motivator and leader who thrived on developing solid relationships with those he came in contact with. In both the business world and in his personal life, Gary touched many hearts and made an impact on everyone around him. He was an encourager who loved to see people come to Christ and find their way in life. Gary will be sorely missed by his beloved wife of 37 years, Debbie. In addition, he temporarily leaves behind his grieving daughter, Lisa Campbell, husband Ted, and grandsons Cale, Cody and Clay; son, Mark Brown, wife Jessica, and grandsons Andrew and Alexander; son, Joshua Brown, wife Kendra, and grandsons Garrett and Gideon. His sister, Arlene Miller of Independence, his nieces and their families will miss Gary, along with a lot of extended family members in Arizona, Oklahoma and Missouri. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 19, at Calvary Community Church. Gary had a heart for hurting children, teens and adults in need. Donations can be made on Gary's behalf to either Open Arms Home for Children, Gospel for Asia or Samaritan's Purse.