Gary Don Lupton
December 10, 1950 – August 26, 2018
Gary Don Lupton, age 67 of Arlington, passed away on August 26, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born on December 10, 1950 in Shawnee, OK, the son of Donal A. Lupton and Janice Mallory Lupton. Gary married Diane Hibbard on March 17, 1987 and they celebrated 31 years of marriage before his passing.
Gary proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. After the Navy, Gary returned home to continue as a fourth generation painter in his family’s business and also man a shrimp boat off the coast of Mississippi. In his spare time, Gary enjoyed puzzles, telling stories, collecting coins, painting pictures, and admiring classic cars. Family was Gary’s greatest pride and joy and they will miss his smile and sense of humor.
Gary is survived by his wife Diane; children Stephanie, Stacy, Heath, Amanda, Tony, and Michelle; grandchildren Kristie, Hayden, Darin, Ethan, Brent, Alyssa, Octavia, Saffron, Xavier, Joshua, Ashley, Rachel, and Jessica; and three great grandchildren; five brothers and one sister. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, James.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 3 from 3-5PM at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, Arlington, TX. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 11AM, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following choices: Third Watch LE MC, 7510 Caribbean Drive, Rowlett, TX 75088 or call 214-815-4294 (they focus on our military and first responders). The Teresa Davis Scholarship Fund (enter code 2RTD) will benefit patients that need pulmonary rehab. Their website is www.Texashealth.org/texas-health-resources-foundation (click donations).
- Visitation Monday, September 3, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, September 4, 2018
- Committal Service Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Gary Don Lupton
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August 28, 2018
Gary had a tremendous will to live! He fought long and hard to overcome his health issues; therefore, I would like to share one of his battles. Hopefully it will inspire others to do the same. Back in 2014 when he began 24/7 oxygen support, he attended HEB pulminary rehab. The heart of the program was to develop an exercise program. He resisted at first but soon looked forward to going! Fran and Ester worked so well with him that we missed seeing them when it was over. To continue his exerise at home, Paul and Rosalie Lupton ordered, shipped and paid for a treadmill to him which we were very grateful to get.
One of his objections for not going was the Medicare co-pay. I had taken an early retirement and money was tight. Fran and Ester helped take care of that by referring us to a fund that was available. The name of that fund is Teresa Davis Scholarship Fund or 2 RTD.
I believe this helped his quality of life for the last 4 years; therefore, I believe anyone with a lung condition should do the pulminary rehab if referred.
In closing, I am referring anyone who may want to make a donation in Gary's memory to Teresa Davis Scholarship Fund or 2 RTD. Their website is texas health.org/texas-health-resources-foundation. As his loving wife, I prefer donations instead of flowers. Neither is expectected but will be appreciated.