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James "Gary" McPheeters

September 11, 1933 ~ July 23, 2019 (age 85)

James “Gary” McPheeters age 85 of Garrett, IN died Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Gary was born September 11, 1933 in Garrett, IN to C.G. and Orpha M. (Brown) McPheeters. Gary married Gloria J. Mossberger on March 16, 1957 in Garrett, IN. He was a maintenance and tool & die foreman at Dana Corporation for 31 years, retiring in 1988.

Gary was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Garrett American Legion Post #178 for 63 years, VFW and Garrett Eagles.

Gary is survived by his wife of 62 years: Gloria J. “Tuff” McPheeters, Garrett, IN; Daughter: Jamie L. (Tim) Griffin, Garrett, IN; son: Charles B. “Chuck” (Kelly) McPheeters, Freetown, IN; daughter: Jenney L. (Jared) Newby, Huntertown, IN;  grandchildren: Kipp Griffin, Cassie Griffin, Madison Griffin, Nicole McPheeters, Jackson McPheeters,  Megan Newby, and Christopher Newby; great grandchildren: Olivia and Paisley

Gary was preceded in death by a son: Gary N. McPheeters; siblings: Jesse McPheeters, Ruth Dirrim, Lucile Keys, Mildred McPheeters, Jack McPheeters, Maurice “Mo” McPheeters, Dan McPheeters.

A gathering of friends and family will take place from 9 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN

Military honors by the Garrett American Legion and the United States Navy will take place at Noon at the funeral home.

A memorial service will follow the military honors – with Tom Novy officiating

Burial will take place at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery – Auburn, IN.

Memorials are to the Gary McPheeters Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Beacon Credit Union, P.O. Box 390, Auburn, IN  46706

You may send a condolence or sign the on-line register book by visiting: www.thomasfuneralhome.org

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