Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Alamogordo Funeral Home with Ken Timblin officiating. Full military honors were provided by Holloman Air Force Base Steel Talons Honor Guard.
Born Feb. 14, 1938, he was the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Charlie Willie (Gunter) Gary. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe.
Charlie was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1983.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Berrong Gary of the home; daughter, Tamara Aires of Colorado Springs, Colo.; son, Reid Gary of Dallas; grandchildren, Lauren Bonds, Kayla Joplin, Amber Gary, Elam Swilley and Aaron Swilley; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Alyssa; brother, Donald Gary and wife Jane of Nicholson; and sister, Sheila Pardue of Commerce.
Alamogordo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
December 23, 2011