Mr. Gary Leroy Ransom, 81, died Saturday evening, June 10, 2017, at Lenoir UNC Health Care following a period of declining health. Born September 7, 1935, in Irving, Pennsylvania, Gary was the youngest child of Arthur L. and Evelyn Johnson Ransom. He was a graduate of Sugar Grove-Farmington Joint High School and had served in the United States Marines from January of 1954 to January of 1956. After nearly 38 years, Gary retired from MRC SKF Bearings where he was a tool setter and crib keeper. If was following retirement, that he and his wife, Shirley, made their home in Snow Hill in 1996. Gary attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Kinston and had most recently resided at the State VA Nursing Home in Kinston as his health continued to decline.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia R. Phillips and Lucille R. Haner.
His surviving family includes his devoted wife, Barbara Shirley Ransom of the home; sons, Randy L. Ransom and wife, Candy of Sugar Grove, PA, Douglas M. Ransom and wife, Donna of Summerfield, NC, Daniel S. Ransom and wife, Melissa of Erin, NY, and Jeffery A. Ransom and wife, Kelly of Warren, PA; a sister, Phyllis Ransom Loomis of Russell, PA; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
It was Gary’s wish that no formal services be held. To honor his memory, in lieu of flowers please consider memorials to Trinity UMC, 2626 Pauls Path Road, Kinston, NC 28504 or the State VA Home, 2150 Hull Road, Kinston, NC 28504.
Arrangements are entrusted to Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service where online condolences may be made at www.taylor-tyson.com
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Submitted by Kevin & Lynn Martin on Jun 19 2017 09:52:03 AM
Shirley and boys, we are so sorry and saddened for your loss! Gary was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and loved by so many of us.. please know our hearts are with all of you at this time... love and comfort to all!
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Shirley were are so sorry about the loss of your loved one. May God comfort & strengthen you daily.
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