|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1943|
|Death: ||Dec. 15, 2008|
Memorial service for Charles Ray Gary were 11 a.m. Saturday, December 20, 2008 at the Inola Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Billy Joe Russell officiating.
Charles died Monday, December 15, 2008, at the age of 64, The son of Jody Ray and Mabel Irene (Beaty) Gary was born December 19, 1943, in Greenville, Mississippi. He attended school in Whitney, Texas, in 1962. Charles then joined the U.S. Navy where he served for eight years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. In 1969, Charles began working with his uncle who taught him to drive a truck. He was a long time employee for John Christner Trucking. In 1988, Charles married Bonnie Lue Stephens and they made their home in Inola, Oklahoma for several years. They moved to Big Cabin where they lived for the past 14 years. Charles enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley, and talking on his Ham radio. His call sign was KC5KLN. He was a member of the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob Simon; and father-in-law, Hugh Stephens.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of the home; step-daughters; Rhonda McCoy, and husband Michael of Catoosa, Oklahoma, Tera Ingram of Inola, Oklahoma, and Kameron Edwards of Kansas,; step-mother, Pauline Gary of Shreveport, Louisiana, siblings; Gwen Eubank and husband, Charlie of Whitney, Texas, and Mary Hanna and husband, Johnny of Mesquite, Texas, Billy Lott and wife, Patricia of Seattle, Washington, Jodie Gary and wife, Sharon of Shreveport, Louisiana, Glenn Gary of Shreveport, Louisiana, Becky Gary, Joyce Lee of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Freddie Gary of Shreveport, Louisiana; mother-in-law, Edna Stephens of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Sue Massey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Lavoys Simon of Malakoff, Texas brother-in-law Roy Stephens and wife, Kathy of Neosho, Missouri; seven grandchildren: Amie McCoy, Eric McCoy, Michael Keith McCoy, Taylor Ingram, Michael Luke McCoy, Tyler Ingram and Kaylyn Edwards; and many other family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charles Gary Memorial Fund, Bank of Commerce, Chouteau, Oklahoma.
Published in the Inola Independent, 12/24/2008.
Created by: LaDeana
Record added: Jan 03, 2009
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