Gary McCool 1938-2013

Posted January 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

Gary McCool 1938-2013

Gary Lyle McCool aka Curley, 74, of Tryon, N.C., died January 10, 2013.

Graveside Services were held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at Mountain Page Cemetery, conducted by his nephew, the Rev. Jason Metcalf.

He was born August 8, 1938, in Miller, Hand County, South Dakota to William Edgar and Leona Maxine McCarl McCool.

He was a loving husband, Dad and Poppy.

Gary retired from textiles and loved going to ball games, especially when his family was participating. He also loved anything dealing with South Dakota.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Gene “Bob” McCool.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Emma Lee Metcalf McCool; five sons, Pat (Kim) and Kevin (Abby) of Columbus, N.C., Ken (Jill) of Matthews, N.C., Greg of Lynn, N.C., and Gerald (Lori) of Landrum, S.C.; and 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Marlene Asfeld of Beardsley, Minn., Sharon Campbell of St. Lawrence, S.D. and Janice Bose of Miller, S.D.; a brother, Neal McCool of Amity, Ore; an uncle, Wayne McCool of Porterville, Calif.; and an aunt Anna Mae Kohler of Yorba Linda, Calif.

The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.

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