Gary C. Wales, 61, lost his earthly battle Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
He was born April 28, 1952, in Irvington. Gary grew up in Irvington and worked 39 years at Arch Chemical in Brandenburg. He and his loving partner, Shirley, lived in Radcliff.
He was preceded in death by his father, Crawford Wales; his mother, Jesstine Chaney; and his grandpar-ents, Jess and Elizabeth Poole.
Gary is survived by his life partner, Shirley Blackburn; three children, Tommy (Missy) Blackburn, Christy (Stan) Kelly and Calisha "Tinka" Starks; two sisters, Gwendolyn Wales Swanagon and Theresa (Eric) Taylor; five grandchildren, Jerry Wayne Pullum, Cody Kelly, Makenzi Kelly, Cole Blackburn and Tiffany Kelly; many nieces and nephews; and numer-ous friends.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove with the Revs. Robert Young and Ronald Mucker and Brother Art McCann officiating.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.