Gary Lynn Richmond, age 69, of Vienna, Mo., passed away October 27, 2018 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Gary was born on January 24,1949, in Highland Park, MI, a son to Lyndal and Dell (Watts) Richmond. His father precedes him in death and his mother survives of her home in Chesapeake, VA.
Gary was a 1967 Graduate of Warren High School in Warren, MI. Following high school, Gary joined the Army and served during the Vietnam War.
On April 24, 2000, Gary married the love of his life, Sharon Moake in Nashville, TN. Sharon survives of their home in Vienna.
Following his service to his country in Vietnam, Gary went to work for the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department where he was employed for over 20 years before retiring. He later opened his own business, the Richmond Saddle and Harness and Western Store, before moving to Missouri.
Gary had been a resident of the Vienna area for 16 years after moving from Mason, MI. He had a knack for being able to fix about anything. Gary loved rebuilding and working on mid-fifties Chevy cars as well as horse drawn carriages. He was a pilot and had been building his own plane at the time of his death. His hobbies included gunsmithing, rebuilding computers, was an avid reader and, together with Sharon, participated in Civil War reenactments. Gary enjoyed training horses and loved passing that knowledge on to the kids in 4-H or to anyone who was willing to learn. He would help out anyone in need with no questions asked. Gary greatest love was time spent with his wife, kids and especially his grandchildren. He will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.
In addition to his mother and wife, Gary is survived by: one daughter, Beth Plumlee and her husband Chris of Phoenix, AZ; one son, Colin Cook and his wife Brandy of Byron, GA; four grandchildren, Genevieve and Jocelyn Plumlee and Jordan and Camryn Cook; and one sister, Denise Wolf of Chesapeake, VA as well as many extended family members and friends.
Gary is preceded in death by his father, Lyndal Richmond.
Memorial services will take place at a later date in Mason, MI.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Judes.