Gary Franklin Hysell, 64, of Pomeroy, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Hickory Creek in Athens, Ohio, after a courageous battle against cancer. Gary was able to spend his last months with family and friends. He was born October 30, 1948 to the late Denver and Frances Hysell.
Over the years, Gary had been a Middleport police officer, service manager at a car dealership, Salisbury Township Trustee, and a lifelong mechanic. Gary was able to listen to a car and tell you what was wrong with it without touching it. He had a passion for all types of racing, you could usually find him at the dirt track on the weekends or watching NASCAR on one of his two TV’s. Gary was deeply patriotic which was seen when you were in his home. He did whatever it took to provide for his family and was always there when they needed advice or just someone to listen. Gary had a sense of humor that could brighten any day. Gary was a member of Bradford Church of Christ and had recently rededicated himself.
Gary is survived by his two children, Gary Jr. and Tracy Hysell of Mulberry, Florida, and Heather Pickens of Bidwell, Ohio. Also survived by a brother, Guy Hysell; sisters Madeline Painter, Evelyn (Ivan) Wood, and Jane Hysell; many cousins, nieces and nephews; special cousins, Mike and Joy Hysell; and two special friends, Dave and Heather Capehart.
Gary is preceded in death by daughter Jennifer Hysell; parents, Denver and Frances Swick Hysell; brother, Roy Everett Hysell; sister, Ruby Hysell Mossman Stewart; close brother, Roger Hysell; sister-in-law, Ruby Bowers Hysell; and brother-in-law, Ralph Painter.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in
Pomeroy. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday November 28, 2012, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home with Minister Russ Moore officiating. Burial will follow at the Bradford Cemetery.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.