Gary Stephen Gill
10/28/1951 – 10/06/2019
Obituary for Gary Stephen Gill
Gary Stephen Gill, 67, of Otterville, MO, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn, NE. He was born on October 28, 1951 in Freemont, NE the son of Gerald D. and Martha Pauline (Sims) Gill, who preceded him in death.
On May 28, 1977 in Dickinson, TX he was united in marriage to Anna Lynn Byers, who resides in the home.
Gary served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was also an educator and an opportunity provider for those with hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Although a business teacher, he directed plays in the high schools he taught. He loved teens and loved the opportunity to allow them to grow He had a passion for baseball and for living life in a way that was honorable and full. Gary always did his best to take life’s issues seriously, while using his irreverent sense of humor to never take himself too seriously. He was an accomplished writer, publishing two books, “Gold Pieces” and “The Wizard In Me”. He was a family man who loved his wife, children, grandchildren and was proud of his extended family.
Besides his wife, he is survived by eight children, David Gill, Matthew Gill, Eric Gill, Brittany Gill, Natalie Byers, Alyssa Byers-Hoskins, Vanessa Byers, and Leandra Byers; ten grandchildren; and a brother, Jim Gill of Sedalia.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Gill.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dan Hankins officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors conduct by Sedalia VFW Post #2591 and the Missouri Army National Guard Honors Team
Pallbearers will be Denzel Byers, David Gill, Matt Gill, Slim Green, and Skip Bay.
Honorary bearers will be Eric Gill, Brittany Gill, Dexter Gill, Zaiden Supernaw Gill, and Ed Cameron.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gary’s special needs children.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.
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