Gary Lee Swales of Evart passed away on December 4, 2012 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Gary was born December 18, 1955, in Gladwin, Michigan to William and Helen (Yeager) Swales.
Gary loved hunting, outdoors, his kids, family and friends. Survivors include two sons, Derek and Brian Swales of Evart, one daughter, Dawn Swales of Evart; special nephew Caillou Carey; brothers, Larry (Glenda) Swales of Evart, Kenneth Swales of Sears; seven sisters, (James) Carolyn Brady of Traverse City, (Steven) Betty Fenton of Sears, Joan Fenton of Sears, (Lloyd) Donna Robbins of Evart, Susan Swales of Hersey, Cheryl Zea of Evart, Kathy Park of Paris; several nieces and nephews, and several great and great-great nieces and nephews; ex-wife Joann Spitzley; brother-in-law David Park of Evart; several aunts and uncles.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Nathan Swales; nephew Brian Swales (Buffy), and brother-in-law William Fenton.
He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services for Gary Swales wereheld Friday, December 7, at Corey Funeral Home, Evart, with Rev. Ryan Beilfuss officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Internment will take place at the Orient Township Cemetery, Osceola County, Michigan.
Arrangements where handled by Corey Funeral Home Inc. Evart, Michigan