He worked at Pentair, Polansky Meat Market as a journey meat cutter, and in his childhood days he worked at Bradley Nursing Home as a dietary aide.
Gary was a member of Everspring Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, following NASCAR racing and raced cars with his wife at Lorain County Speedway. Gary loved the holidays and cherished time with his family and Chihuahua "Gizmo".
He is survived by his wife whom he married in 2000, Michelle (Howell); children, Gary, Jr., Bryson, Arianna, Layla, Freddie and Aaralyn; parents, James, Sr. and Joy Gregory of New London; siblings, Karen Fillmore of Wakeman, James, Jr. and Sabrina Gregory and Michael Franklin, both of Sullivan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. Service will be held at 11 A.M., Monday, July 15, 2013 at Everspring Baptist Church, 49536 Middle Ridge Rd., Amherst, with Pastor Howard Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Street Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com