Mike Gary, 92, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte.
He was born August 10, 1925 n Barbour County, Alabama to the late W.I. ”Bud” and Lillie Ora (Creel) Gary. Mike was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving until the war’s end. When he returned home he married his high school sweetheart the late, Cherry Woolridge. He was a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. He worked for 18 years for Massey-Ferguson Tractor Co. and continued in the tractor business until 1971 when he became a motel owner. He continued in the motel and restaurant business until he retired. Mike was former member of the Board of Directors of Community Bank of Port Charlotte and Hocking College of Nelsonville, OH. Mike enjoyed his family, celebrating each birthday with gusto, and maintained his independence to the end.
Mike is survived by his loving family, his wife, Gloria L. Gary; two daughters, Cherry (Rick) Porter and Michaelene (Ted) Morgan; a step-daughter, Lysa (Joe) Spicer; a step-son, Mark (Pam) Schlundt; a sister, Peggy (Doug) Anders0n of Austin, TX; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 3:00PM-4:00PM with a funeral service to follow at 4:00 PM, Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Interment with military honors by a U.S. Army Honor Guard will be held Wednesday 1:00 PM, Dec. 20, 20`7 at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.