Gary L. Havely, age 74, passed away all too soon on Wednesday morning, May 30, 2018 at his home in Nashville.
Gary was born on February 24, 1944 in Indianapolis to his parents, the late Walter G. and LaVerne (Hamilton) Havely. He was a 1962 graduate of Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis and attended Ball State University. Gary served as a Private First Class with the Company B 10th Engineering Battalion of the United States Army.
He retired in 2002 after a 32 year career in sales. Prior to that, he worked for Allison Transmission in Indianapolis for 8 years. After retirement, Gary mowed grass at the Salt Creek Golf Course in Nashville.
He was a 45 year member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville, where he served as a former Eucharistic Minister. Gary was also a very active 17 year member of the Brown County Lions Club, where he was in charge of collecting and recycling of glasses and hearing aids. Gary was also a former volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Indy 500 and NASCAR, with his favorite driver being Jeff Gordon. Gary enjoyed living in Brown County and caring for his yard. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Debra A. “Debbie” (Reimer) Havely, whom he married on June 8, 1968 in Indianapolis. Gary is also survived by his daughter, Mia Marie Havely; grandchildren, Jessica Rose Taylor, Gary M. Havely and Todd Jordan “T.J.” Jackson; siblings, Patti Bramlett, Peggy VanderVelde and Skip (Diane) Havely.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Roderick Havely.
Father Bill Stumpf will conduct a Mass of Catholic Burial on Friday, June 15th at 1 p.m. at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McLary Road in Nashville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at the Church. Services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Inurnment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nashville with military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Gary to the St. Agnes Catholic Church “Youth Group” 1008 McLary Road, Nashville, IN 47448.
Expression of caring and kindness can be made to the Havely family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670