Gary Lynn Swalley, age 61, of rural Stryker, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 14, 2014 in his home following a battle with cancer. He was born August 10, 1953 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Gilbert and Ruth (Fackler) Swalley. Gary lived in Marion, Indiana until recently moving in with his sister Cindy Rising. Gary was a US Navy veteran stationed in Mississippi from 1975-1980.
Gary is survived by his sister, Cindy (Larry) Rising, Stryker, Ohio. Brothers, James Swalley, West Unity, Ohio, Terry (Judy) Swalley, San Antonio, Texas, Gilbert (Nancy) Swalley, Bryan, Ohio. Sister-in-law, June Swalley, Stryker, Ohio. Aunts and Uncle, John (Nancy) Fackler, Hudson, MI, Polly Fackler, Hamler, Ohio.
Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is also survived by his favorite pet dog, Zorro who was his loyal companion for many years.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, LeRoy Swalley, great-nephew, Sebastian McConnell, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Gary’s funeral services will be private with interment in Archbold Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to CHP Hospice or the Angel Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, Ohio.