Gary Dean Sweetland

April 12, 1947December 22, 2018

Gary Dean Sweetland, 71, of Fairfield, OH passed away surrounded by loved ones on December 22, 2018. He was born in San Francisco, CA on April 12, 1947, to the late Forrest Sweetland and Norma Santistevan. Gary served multiple years in the US Army and National Guard including 2 tours in Vietnam. He married Beverly Purvis, on May 26,1987. Gary was a hard worker and only retired a few years prior to his passing. Gary had a charm and sense of humor that could light up a room. His laugh was infectious and was always good for the corniest ‘Dad joke’. Gary was a sports fan with a love for his Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals. He also enjoyed reading, golfing, playing poker and spending time with his family. Gary is survived by his wife Beverly Sweetland and 4 children; Dave Purvis and his wife Kim of Decatur, IL; Gary Dean II Sweetland of Phoenix, AZ ; Jennifer Nelson and husband Jeremy of High Point, NC; and Jason Sweetland and wife Venus, of Champaign, IL. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held Friday, December 28, 2018 at 10AM at the Rose Hill Funeral Home. The funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 11AM.


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 28, 2018

Gary Dean Sweetland

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Louise B

December 27, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss of Gary. May the God who binds up the broken-hearted,and comforts all who mourn,sustain you during this difficult time.