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Gary D. Silvey

Gary Dean Silvey, age 73, of Battlefield, Mo., passed away on Dec. 22, 2014.
He was born in Riverside, Calif., on March 17, 1941, the son of Arnold and Virginia Silvey. They moved to Ava, Mo., where he attended school and graduated from Ava High School with the class of 1959.
He married Barbara Johnson on Feb. 27, 1970, and they had 44 wonderful years together.
Gary worked for Dayco for 41 years before retiring. He loved to go camping, fishing, traveling with his wife and motorcycling with his buddies in the retreads, and you couldn’t get him away from NASCAR.
Gary was saved at a young age at youth camp and attended Wilson Creek Baptist Church with his wife.
He is preceded in death by his father, Arnold Silvey; daughters Lori Lynn and Michelle Renee; son Gabriel Dean; and brother, Dennis Silvey.
Gary is survived by his wife, Barbara; his mother, Virginia of Ava; daughter, Lisa Ussery, of Republic; brothers, Larry and his wife Mae Ruth of Ava, and Dan and his wife Nan of Colorado; brother-in-law Ronnie Johnson and wife Joyce, of Ozark; sisters-in-law Donna Massengill of Aurora, and Jeanette Johns of Nixa; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. in Wilson Creek Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wilson Creek Baptist Church Senior Camp Fund. Services were entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home South.