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Gary Allen Rea

November 14, 1948 — January 18, 2022

Gary Allen Rea of Garden City, Missouri was born November 14, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Earnest Allen and Norma Louise(Akins) Rea. He departed this life on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Golden Years Extended Care Center, Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 4 days.

On January 11, 1969 Gary married Carol Jean King of Grandview, Missouri. They raised two children Scott Allen Rea and Crissy Jean (Rea) Gilvin. They were happily married for 53 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest on April 12, 2021 and Norma on March 10, 1987.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Rea of the home; a son, Scott Rea of Garden City, Missouri and a daughter, Crissy (Rea) Gilvin and husband Mike of Garden City, Missouri; 2 grandchildren, Mikalah Rea of Olathe, Kansas and Grady Gilvin of Garden City, Missouri; a sister, Vickie Mellott and friend Jerry of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; 3 sister-n-laws and 3 brother-n-laws; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

Gary grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. A year after graduating from Lee’s Summit High School in 1968, he joined the Army in 1969 and served for 2 years. After returning from his military service he worked for Armco Steel for many years until they closed, then he worked nights for Stahl’s Specialty Company until he retired. He loved working on the farm with the horses and cows. He adored his two grandkids and would always babysit whenever needed, even if it meant staying up all day after working all night. He also loved pheasant and quail hunting. He was always willing to help anybody if he could do it. He loved the Lord and was a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church of Latour, Missouri.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rose Hill Baptist Church, Latour, Missouri. Cremation with Inurnment in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri at a later date.

The family will receive friends Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and may be sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Mo. 64701.
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Saturday, January 29, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Rose Hill Baptist Church

869 SW 1751st Rd,, Latour, MO 64747

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Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Rose Hill Baptist Church

869 SW 1751st Rd,, Latour, MO 64747

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