ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO – MSgt U.S.A.F. Retired Charlie Theodore Gary, 73, died Saturday, December 17, 2011, in Las Cruces.
He was born on February 14, 1938, in Commerce, the son of Theodore Roosevelt and Charlie Willie (Gunter) Gary. He was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force retiring in 1983. Mr. Gary was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Gary.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Gary, of the family home; daughter, Tamara Aires, Colorado Springs, Colo.; son, Reid Gary, Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, Lauren Bonds, Kayla Joplin, Amber Gary, Elam Swilley and Aaron Swilley; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Alyssa; a brother, Donald Gary and wife Jane, Nicholson; and sister, Sheila Pardue, Commerce.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, December 21, at Alamogordo Funeral Home with Ken Timblin officiating. Full Military Honors were provided by the Holoman Air Force Base Steel Talons Honor Guard. Cremation took place at PCS.
Alamogordo Funeral Home, New Mexico, was in charge of arrangements.