The small mouth bass in Lake Champlain are safe for now as Gary Lee Edgerley, 75, passed away in his home Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Born June 12, 1938, in Elmore, Vt., he was raised in a humble single parent home during the 1930s and 1940s.
After high school he went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. After serving his country he settled down in Kokomo and worked many years for Cuneo Press and Haynes International, before finally retiring from the state hospital in Logansport.
Gary loved fishing, baseball and Indy Car racing. He was a dichotomy in many ways, often helping people without receiving any thanks. He was quite patriotic and had an enduring faith in the American way.
He will be remembered as a great father who emphasized honest, hard work and took pride in his sons and their family’s lives. Gary was a hero to his family and will be sorely missed.
He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Gary C. (Sandra) Edgerley; granddaughters, Kayla and Summer Edgerley; grandson, Luke Edgerley; great-granddaughter, Reaghan Coughlin; sister, Alberta (Arthur) Maijor; and his awesome dog, Buddy.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Euna Edgerley; his wife, Barbara (Dearinger) Edgerley; and a son, Anthony Edgerley.
In keeping with Gary’s wishes there will be no public services. His family will scatter his ashes on Lake Champlain in his native Vermont. Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.