Gary Trulock

October 24, 1942April 11, 2014
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Gary Trulock was a strong man who had been fighting cancer and unfortunately lost his battle on April 11, 2014 at the age of 71. Gary was born in Sioux City, Iowa on October 24, 1942 to Elmer and Ethel Trulock. He moved to La Mirada, California as a young teen where he graduated in 1960 from Excelsior High School. Gary joined the Navy immediately following graduation and served on the USS George Clymer as a Machinist Mate 2nd class during the Vietnam War. Gary served our country for six years.

During his time in the Navy his family moved to Hanford, California. While in Hanford, Gary met his first wife, Sandra Durbin and had two sons, Joseph and Jason. In 1991 Gary married Tommeye McDougal in which he gained two step-children Vicki and Jack. He lost Tommeye to cancer in 2004.

Gary Trulock was one of the hardest working people around. He worked for SCE for 30 years as a lineman, and then retired to work on his walnut farm. Gary was always giving back to the community participating in fish fry’s and volunteering at the Tulare Ag Show. He was involved in the Cabrillo Club, Garden Club and Elks Lodge. He enjoyed working with his hands; woodworking, gardening, cooking and fixing his property up with his son Jason with his dog Peaches close by as well as helping others.

Gary was a husband, a wonderful father, loving boyfriend of 8 years to Shirley Woods and a great friend. Gary will not only be missed by his loved ones, but by the whole community.

Gary enjoyed Pine Flat, the coast, mountains and visiting Alaska with Shirley by his side. He loved watching Drag Boat Racing, Sprint Car Racing, NASCAR; Dale Earnhardt Jr. was his favorite and the PBR. During his years he loved the lake where he water skied. He participated in harness racing and was also a part of the Bowling League in Hanford.

Gary has left behind his two sons; Jason Trulock and his girlfriend Charmaine Wojtas with her two children, Alexis and Cobi Kline. Joseph Trulock and his son Garrett Trulock. His step-daughter Vicki and her husband Kevin Prowski with their daughter Shay Lynne and granddaughter Jessie. His step-son Jack and his wife Vicky Zarley and their two sons Justin and Joel.

To my Dad On April 11, 2014, I not only lost the best father anyone could ever ask for but also my best friend. I will forever remember the memories of us working together, our talks, and most of all our quality time with one another. You will be missed but never forgotten. Love your son Jason

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First EV Lutheran Church; 9075 12th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230. A Reception will be after services at Hanford Fraternal Hall; 1015 N. 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230


  • Memorial Service Friday, April 25, 2014

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June 18, 2014


I will truly miss all of our conversations. I will try my best to follow through with every wish you told me. I have been blessed to have had you as my "father in law", you will always hold a special place in my heart.


Jason Trulock

June 14, 2014

Jason Trulock

June 14, 2014


I love you and miss you so much there is not a day that goes by I do not think of you , Dad you were the best father and best friend anyone could ever ask for , it is so hard to work out in the field and around the house without you its just not the same. We had allot of good times while we were out there allot of work and also allot of good conversation just sitting on the golf cart in the field. , nothing seems the same anymore I am going to miss the days we spent on the lake together just hanging out, the gun shows, farm show and everything else we went to together, also the days when we went to breakfast or lunch or when we just hung out together, there are so many great times we shared it is so hard without you, thank you for always being there for me and being the best father and never giving up on me thank you for that .I will always remember the things you taught me over the years I don't where I would be at if it was not for your knowledge and advice you gave me over the years you were always there for me day or night . Dad I will never ever forget about you. It will never be the same without you . I miss you allot.


Guess Who

April 29, 2014

Gary, Our 28 years birthday card tradition has come to an end! The month of October will never be the same. Love always! Guess Who!!!

Mike Lopez

April 28, 2014

I'm sorry I heard about Gary's passing so late, I worked with Gary for many years, I was a substation operator for Edison. Gary was a super person, my condolences to all his family

Joseph Trulock

April 27, 2014

I am sorry Dad I wasnt there.I love you with all my heart and miss u more than u will even know..Love Joseph

Dan Graves

April 26, 2014

Gary was a good friend, and a great guy, we had a lot of good times together on the crew, and he will be missed, but not forgotten.

Becky Thomas

April 25, 2014

Jason & Family, Although I know that no words can ease the loss you feel, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky Thomas & Family

Darlene Trulock

April 24, 2014

I am sad that hes gone..I cant believe it.Joseph loved hid dad no matter what.Sending my prayers to all of you.Darlene Trulock

April 23, 2014

A true and great AMERICAN, he will be missed by many. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars here in Hanford. He will be sorely missed for his candor and patriotism. Pat Ford Post Commander