Gary Lynn Margraves, 56, of Cridersville went home to heaven Fri. Dec. 18, 2009 at 6:52 p.m. He was surrounded by his loved ones as he ventured into his new life after a 3 year battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 24, 1953 in Lima, Ohio to Woodrow and Marie (Janeway) Margraves. Who greeted him in heaven along with his brother Bruce. He married his soul mate Marcie May 20th,2000, He believed she made him a better person.
He was a wonderful husband, an amazing father, aggravating grandfather and everyone that met him was his friend. He had a smile that lit up a room. He loved Harleys, fishing with his grandchildren, sitting on the porch, BBQing and working in his yard. At the time of his diagnosis he was employed at Mid American Cleaning Contractors.
He was loved by daddy’s girl, Jessica(Tracy) Margraves, 2 step children Denver (Angela) Williams and Danielle (Josh) Hadding, 2 grandchildren: Alyssa ‘Punky’ Margraves and Ashtyn ‘Tater’ Williams 2 step grandchildren Tiffany and Jacob Stillman, the boy he called a son Jason (Jill) and their son Preston Cummings; Bette Gossard, Sue (Bill) Penland, Michael Margraves all of Lima, Jane (Don) Brown, Allen (Denise) Margraves and Tom Margraves all of Cridersville and Mary Jo (Jr.) Howell and Ryall Tasker of Wapakoneta.
A celebration of life will be 8:00 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 22, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Rev. Brian Bucher, officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 also on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family or to St. Ritas’s Hospice.
Please write down your favorite memory and place it in the memory box at visitation.
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm