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Gary R. Herd
Gary R. HerdAirForceGary R. Herd 81, of Magnetic Springs, died peacefully Sunday evening May 27, 2018 at his home.

He was born December 15, 1936 in Delaware to the late Harold E. and Juanita (Rogers) Herd, he was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Mildred (Stults) Coder and a brother, Bill Coder.

Gary was a 1954 graduate of the Magnetic Springs High School, he then served our country in the U.S. Air Force as an electrician, he would use this training the rest of his life as he was a much relied upon local electrician and plumber. Gary could fix just about anything he put his hands on.

Gary belonged to the Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church, he was very proud of his town and spent countless hours volunteering in whatever capacity was needed. He enjoyed farming on his homeplace and could be found many times tinkering in his shop or on his gator roaming the neighborhood, usually with the help of his dear friends, (there might be an ornery joke or story with this group).

Gary had been a member of the former Richwood Lions Club, he worked many years as the electrician for the Richwood Fair and was very proud of his N.T.P.A. number #7001, tractor pulling was a true passion for him.

Family was the center of his life, he did not miss many of his kids and grandkids activities.
Gary was also a very talented dancer, there is a story that this might be the way he caught the eye of his bride.

Surviving is his wife Connie (Cline) Herd, they were married May 22, 1960 in Washington D.C., their kids: Stacey (Jeff) Britton of Richwood and Stephanie (Dave) Romo of Ostrander.
Grandkids: Olivia (Garrett) LeMaster, Jordan (Presleigh) Britton, Cameron and Hayley Romo
Brother: Ronnie (Diane) Coder of Urbana and sister-in-law, Marty Coder of Florida

Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church, Pastor Judy Cramer will officiate, burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery, there will be Veteran Military Honors conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Magnetic Springs UMC, 113 Olive Street, Magnetic Springs, OH 43036 and or the Loving Care Hospice, PO Box 613 Marysville, Ohio 43040


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#1 from: Scott Lepard
Navasota tx
scottlepard1@yahoo.com Fri, May 26, 2023 at 4:52 AM

     Im so sorry to see Gary had past away. Gary was a great man. I really looked up to him.  I had a water conditioning business in ohio and done some jobs with gary.   One summer i had a customer that purchased a home on middle bass island on lake erie. They asked if i would go up and replace all the plumbing water and sewer well pump ad water treatment equipment. I said if i can get a friend of mine from magnetic springs to go  ill do it. So i called garyand told him what i had and he laughed as he did often. He said he would so we went and looked at it and spent a few weeks up there that summer. Rode the ferry over sometimes took my own boat over. I learned a awful lot that summer doing that job with him we had alot of fun. He was a patient man honest man and fun to talk to. RIP my friend you taught me alot about plumbing and electric



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