May 14, 1961-June 6, 2019

VAN WERT — Gary Lee Gamble, 58, of Van Wert died at 6:22 pm on Thursday at Vancrest of Van Wert.

He was born on May 14, 1961, in Paulding to Jessie Jeannette (Knight) Sparkman, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Ellis “Red” Sparkman.

Gary is survived by the love of his life, Julane Williams of Van Wert; his children, Gary Lee Gamble Jr. of Orange, Virginia, and Bailey Maupin of Kingsport, Tennessee; brothers, Joe P. (Jeannette) Gamble of Branson, Missouri, Kenny R. (Dee) Gamble of Manassas, Virginia, and Rick J. (Chris) Gamble of Doyle, Tennessee; and sisters, Pamela F. Hallett of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Melody R. (John) Overman of Sidney.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert.

Preferred memorials may be directed in Gary’s name to Hickory Sticks Golf Club in support of their youth golf program.

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