Gary was an independent businessman who owned several businesses in Michigan and Florida. His primary business was A&G Hardware in Rochester Hills, Michigan, which he owned from 1972 to 2011. Gary and his wife, Sally, have lived in St. Augustine, Florida since 1991. He was a member of Crescent Beach Baptist Church of Crescent Beach, Florida.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gary thoroughly enjoyed meeting people and helping anyone in need. He was passionate about missions, having worked on numerous projects in the United States and various foreign countries. He served as a volunteer chaplain to incarcerated young men through the ARK Youth Ministries in St. Johns County, Florida. Most of all, he loved his Lord Jesus Christ and wanted everyone else to know Him also.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sally Mayo; sister, Linda Clark of Jonesboro, Arkansas; daughters, JoEllen Foster of Adams, Wisconsin, Leslie King of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Rachael Alexander of Wellington, Lisa Saxon of Raleigh, North Carolina, Laynie Veitch of Leonard, Michigan; grandchildren, Matthew Burch of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Stephen Burch of Rutland, Vermont, Bethany Gass of China, Daniel Alexander of Greenville, South Carolina, Stacy Mancera of Wilson, North Carolina, Hannah East of Luddington, Michigan and Joanna Alexander of Wellington; and seven great grandchildren.
Friends may call Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main St., Wellington. Service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 beginning at 10 A.M. at the Wellington First Baptist Church, 125 Grand Avenue, with service conducted by his son-in-law, Reverend Thomas Alexander. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
Donations in Gary’s memory may be directed to either Gideon International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214, or Ark Youth Ministries, 307 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080.
Condolences may be directed online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com