Gary was born on March 3, 1946 in Kidder, Missouri to Roy Durham and V. Jeanne (Marsh) Coots.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elizabeth Coots; daughter, Kimberly Coots and granddaughter, Rachel Catron.
Gary was a graduate of Kidder High School and was a life-long farmer. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Union Local #2.
Survivors: Children, daughter, Dana (Bill) Catron, Winston, MO; son, Brett (Kathy) Coots, Kansas City, MO; daughter, Dr. Amy (Matt) Krambeck, Rochester, MN; brother, Jim (Lois) Coots, Cameron; 5 grandchildren, Ashley, Jennifer, Sara, Violet, and Garnet; 3 great-grandchildren, Rachel, Kaylee and Clinton.
Services: 1:30 PM, Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Visitation: 12:30-1:30 PM, prior to the service. Burial: Kidder Cemetery, Kidder, MO. Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.
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