Gary A. Markman, Sr., 72 of Albion, IL passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at his residence.
Gary was born September 27, 1940 in Albion, IL. His parents were Carrie (Smith) and Glen Markman. He married Linda Stiles November 3, 1962 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and she survives.
Gary graduated in 1958 from Edwards County High School. He served 8 years in the US Air Force, served on Air Force One for President Johnson for 3 years. After his enlistment was up, he purchased the house and garage which he called Markmans garage then later Markmans Auto Parts in 1969 which he owned and operated until his retirement in 2011. He was a good husband, dad and granddad. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness at Mt. Carmel. Gary survived many difficulties in his life, including 2 major auto accidents, several surgeries and numerous incidents due to his occupation.
He is survived by his wife; Linda of Albion, son; Gary (Jolene) Markman of Albion, IL , 3 sisters; Glenna (Bill) Teitsort of Redding, CA, Linda (Robert) Caldwell of Albion, IL, Judy (Garrel) Knight of Albion, IL, 3 brothers; Bill (Susan) Markman , of Albion, IL, Bob (Anita) Markman, of Albion, IL, Jim (Cathy) Markman of Albion, IL, 4 grandchildren; Brianna Markman of Carbondale, IL, Deidre Markman of Olney, IL, Jamilyn Markman of Albion, IL, Roy Markman of Albion, IL, 1 great-grandchild; Willow Westbrook and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother; Leroy Smith, and 1 daughter Cynthia Ann.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:00am at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery in Albion, IL.
Gary served his country, however due to his religious convictions, there will be no military rites at the graveside.
Memorials may be made to Roy Markman College Fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.