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Gary Allen Apsey went to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by his family on August 25th 2023 at the age of 75. He was born to Fred and May Apsey (Eastman) in Lake Odessa on July 17, 1948.
Gary was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Cheryl (Dalton) of 53 years. Along with daughters Jennifer Childs (Tim), Fawnda Walker (Andrew). 5 grandchildren: Autumn, Tyler and Keirstyn Blaschka, Alex and Isaac Walker.
Mother May Apsey, sister Sandy Veith, brother Allen Apsey (Kathy), sister Tammy Morehouse (Jeff), uncles, aunts, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
He arrived at the pearly gates after his Father, Fred Apsey and Grandparents: Ray & Velma Apsey and Nelson & Lottie Eastman.
In 1968 Gary was drafted into the Army and attended bootcamp in San Antonio, TX. He was stationed in Vietnam for 18 months as a Private First Class. During his tour in Vietnam, Gary walked for 5 miles to visit his dear friend, Larry Trask, who was his best friend in high school.
Gary was quite the musician, playing trumpet in the Lakewood High School Band. He enjoyed playing piano, organ, drums, and guitars. He used his talents mainly in church and singing in the Apsey Trio. You might remember him for his comedy and making people laugh as he was an Elvis impersonator and performed a few years at the Sunfield Farmers Picnic. He sang and played keyboard for The Country Gospel Boys.
Gary took pride in maintaining his yard and flowers. He also enjoyed woodworking, working on cars and he loved his classic 1969 Cutlass convertible. He owned many motorcycles since he was 16 years old, which took him on many trips with Cheryl including: Boston, North Carolina, Copper Harbor, Colorado, Arizona, and many places in Michigan. He loved traveling and camping with family all over the United States.
Employed at General Motors in Lansing as an assembly worker, Gary said he pounded the pavement for 30 years. After Gary retired in 2000, he and Cheryl wintered in southern Texas, Florida and Arizona.
Gary was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. But most importantly, he IS a Child of God! God sees him as his son and today he is with The Father in his new home. He is now full of joy living in the mansion prepared for him.
Visitation 5-8 PM Monday Aug. 28, 2023 at the Sunfield United Brethren Church. Celebration of Life Service also at the Church, 11:00 AM – Tuesday Aug. 29, 2023 with a luncheon to follow the service. A full military Service and burial 11:00 AM – Wednesday Aug. 30, 2023 at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
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