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Obituary: Garry Lavern Strutton

Obituary: Garry Lavern Strutton

March 27th, 2019 in Obituaries
Location: Mcgirk

Garry Lavern Strutton, age 48, of McGirk, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from failing health. He was born August 27, 1970, at Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Carol Beal and Garry Strutton Sr., who preceded him in death. Garry Strutton loved the outdoors, animals, cooking, and learning; starting small projects; was a skilled technician, and a beloved family man. When you didn't find him reading and learning something new (including recipes) he was usually outdoors maintaining his home, at church or helping others. Mr. Strutton was a very active member of Lebanon Baptist Church, McGirk, Missouri. Mr. Strutton, spent most of his professional career with CenturyLink. He was a graduate of Lincoln University and a Computer Technician. He also loved the arts, music and theater. Mr. Strutton also enjoyed working on and repairing electronics and machinery. However, Garry Strutton would tell you that his proudest accomplishment was the unique love he shared with his earthly and spiritual families including his siblings, nieces and nephews. Those remaining to whom he passed on his love, wisdom, humor and charm include: mother, Carol Beal; sister, Karen Scherer and husband Rob; brother, Michael Alexander; three nieces, Gina Sanders, Lindsey Scherer and Antebellum Kling; three nephews, Tony Sanders, Langston Alexander and Isaac Scherer; and many other relatives and friends. A memorial funeral service was held at Lebanon Baptist Church on Friday, March 22, 2019 with Bro. Jeremy Barnard officiating. Interment was at the McGirk Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his memory to Lebanon Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services of California, Mo.