Thanks for posting, Mike.
Gary was present at many ODSS campfires in Winchester and Gary played a huge role in several high-profile Stovebolt adventures -- Gary took me to Michigan to haul back my firetruck and he took Billy on his adventure to get the 860 project.
Although a man of few words ... but often a raised eyebrow and a smirk ... amidst the swirl of ODSS nuttiness, a better friend few of us have had. He would help any of us. All we ever had to do was ask.
Gary and I shared a love/fascination with the Martin JRM Mars flying boat. I'd stop by his office when he still worked for Dean Lumber and we'd talk for an hour just about that airplane. He had some nice pictures of it on his wall.
When he was driving a tri-axle dump for Larry Hills & Sons (in Calloway), I'd cross paths him every now and then out on Rt 5. It was fun -- we'd exchange air horn blasts or a simple wave. It was just nice to be on the road with a friend. I still check out the Hills trucks looking for Gary. Probably will for a while ... It will be a lonelier road out there without him.
But like Mike R said, he's back with Miss Sally now.
RIP Gary. I'm sorry I wasn't as good a friend to you as you were to me.