Gary Garver Obituary

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Gary L Garver

September 10, 1942 - January 6, 2014
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Gary L. Garver born 10 September 1942 in St Louis, MO passed away on 6 January 2014. Gary went to Qulin High School in Qulin, MO and joined the Air Force in Oct 1960. He was stationed at Eglin AFB, Davis Monthan AFB, Bremerhaven Germany and Darmstadt Germany where he met his future bride. Gary was honorably discharged in December of 1967. After the Air Force he moved to Cape Girardeau, MO where he managed a LUM'S Restaurant. In late 1969 he went to work for GMAC in St Louis, MO. In 1976 he began a new career with the US Postal Service, working his way up from Clerk to Postmaster. He retired in 1999 as Postmaster of Palmyra, MO. As...
Gary L. Garver born 10 September 1942 in St Louis, MO passed away on 6 January 2014.

Gary went to Qulin High School in Qulin, MO and joined the Air Force in Oct 1960. He was stationed at Eglin AFB, Davis Monthan AFB, Bremerhaven Germany and Darmstadt Germany where he met his future bride. Gary was honorably discharged in December of 1967.

After the Air Force he moved to Cape Girardeau, MO where he managed a LUM'S Restaurant.

In late 1969 he went to work for GMAC in St Louis, MO.

In 1976 he began a new career with the US Postal Service, working his way up from Clerk to Postmaster.
He retired in 1999 as Postmaster of Palmyra, MO.

As Gary was never one to sit idle, he decided to get a part-time job with the Hannibal Public School system as a bus driver – Gary enjoyed his summers off just like everyone else, spending nearly all his time boating on the Mississippi River.

In 2002, Gary moved back to St Louis and continued driving a bus for the Fort Zumwalt School district and retired from there in 2012.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge, NAPUS and became an honorary member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon national fraternity in the fall of 1994.

Gary was always full of life, always had a joke to tell and would talk to anyone. He was bighearted and loved by everyone who knew him. He will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Helga, St. Charles, 3 children, Becci (Tim) Liberty, MO., Gina ( J. R.), Millersburg, MO. Jared (Chelly) Liberty, Mo. , 5 grandchildren, Trae, Kendalyn, Brennan, Rylee and, Kyla, 2 sisters Barb & Virginia, 1 brother, Rick, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Nova Garver.

Visitation services will be Friday, January 10, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The funeral service will follow at 1:30 pm with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 2:30 pm with full military honors.

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