August 26, 2022
Cedarloo Church of Christ
3110 Loma Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Overton Funeral Home, Traer
August 25, 2022
4:00 to 7:00 PM
Overton Funeral Home
714 1st Street
Traer, Iowa 50675
Gary Michael McCully was born on January 21, 1938, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Joseph Henry and Lorraine Frances (Stealy) McCully. Gary grew up in Texas and graduated from Luther Burbank High School in San Antonio. While in high school, he was a member of the ROTC. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and honorably served his country from 1955 to 1961, where he was stationed on the USS Edmonds in Pearl Harbor.
On June 11, 1960, Gary was united in marriage to the love of his life, Jacqueline Newsum at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Waterloo. The couple were blessed with 3 daughters and 1 son. Gary worked on the railroad for 1 year, before beginning his 38-year career at John Deere, as a welder. Gary loved to be busy and worked very hard at various other jobs; most importantly, he built many garages and had his children help him, as he wanted to instill the ethics of hard work and spend quality time with them.
Gary was very active in his home church, Cedarloo Church of Christ in Cedar Falls. He brought the story of God into his family home, and leading others to Christ. Gary was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, and was proud to raise his children to be one! A very special memory the family has of Gary, is their annual trips to San Antonio, where Gary enjoyed visiting with extended family.
Gary died at the age of 84 on Monday, August 22nd at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, while under the care of Iowa River Hospice. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jacquie of Traer; daughters Sandraeline (David) Ingle of Traer, TammyJo McCully of Waterloo and Cherie (Kent) Klotz of Yellow Springs, OH; 8 grandchildren, Amber (Jeremy) Monat, LaTonjyaline (Steven) Holtmeyer, Brian (Rhiannon) McCully, Brandon (Katherine) Ingle, Ryan (Amber) McCully, Alexis Martin, Zacherie (Tiana) Klotz, and Brittany (Travis) Danner, and 23 great-grandchildren; brother Darrel (Paula) McCully of Warrensburg, MO, daughter-in-law, Shelley McCully. He is preceded in death by his parents; son Michael Gary McCully; grandson Joshua David Ingle.
Visitation for Gary will be held on Thursday, August 25th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Overton Funeral Home in Traer. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 26th at 10:30 AM at the Cedarloo Church of Christ. Burial will take place at the Lynwood Cemetery in Clarksville with military rites conducted by the Traer American Legion.
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