OBITUARY

Gary "Radar" Stoots

24 January, 19618 September, 2021

Gary “Radar” Arthur Stoots, 60, a resident of Franklinville passed away at his home on Wednesday evening September 8, 2021. He was born January 24, 1961 in Thomasville, the son of Arthur Talmadge and Shirley Mae Austin Stoots. Radar was employed with Richard Childress Racing in Welcome where he was the warehouse manager and forklift driver. His passion had always been Race cars and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Radar started out helping with Modifieds at Bowman Gray Stadium where his passion for the sport only grew. Regardless if he was at a track helping or just spectating or at home watching on the television; he was a happy man. His love of motorbikes came early. As a teenager and young man he loved to ride at dirt tracks or wherever he could be out in the open and compete in compotions. He also loved to ride his Harley as often as he could and enjoyed traveling to Bike shows where he won his fair share of trophies. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Talmadge Stoots. Surviving are his wife, Shirleen Michelle Anthony Stoots of the home; his daughter, Shannon Stoots of Thomasville; his mother, Shirley A. Stoots of Thomasville and three grandchildren, Emanuel Briceno, Isaiah Briceno and Hannah Briceno. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Guilford Memorial Park conducted by RCR Chaplain Richard Payne. The family will receive friends at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, 12 September , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, 13 September , 2021

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Gary "Radar" Stoots

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Mark ( Rocketman) Metcalfe

12 September 2021

I worked with radar years ago when I was a truck driver at RCR. He was one of the nicest , most polite person I knew in racing . He will truly be missed at RCR. God bless his family and all the people that knew and worked with him

Cindi Stinson

11 September 2021

Michelle so sorry to hear about your loss. We worked together for years and had alot of great memories. ( Carowinds comes to mind). May God give you peace at this time of need. My heart and prayers are with you

Love always Cindi

Shelia Comer

10 September 2021

Michelle I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Radar, my what a special person he was! I loved to hear his laughter and see his smile he was one of a kind that everyone liked. Praying for you and the family! We will always keep his memories alive!

Love
Glen & Shelia

Darlene Greeson

10 September 2021

Michelle, I am so sorry. Hang onto all the memories, we had great times riding together with you guys.
Love you

Eldon and Vickie Shelton

10 September 2021

We will miss Rader's laughter, stories and good times. We enjoyed riding motorcycles together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Michelle. Eldon and Vickie

Ken Womble

10 September 2021

Over 30 years of knowing you at the racetrack and all of our conversations on pit road will never be forgotten. Godspeed my friend.

Gary Hartley

9 September 2021

Only knew him at work, he was a super nice guy, always smiling.

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