OBITUARY

Gary Louis Edington

October 18, 1957February 14, 2021

Gary Louis Edington, Kokomo and formerly of Kansas City MO, passed away on Sunday February 14, 2021 at St Vincent Ascension, Indianapolis after a short battle with lung cancer. Gary was born on October 18, 1957 to Jesse and Novella (Hogan) Edington.

Gary attended Kokomo schools. He accepted Christ as a young man and most recently gave his life back to Christ during a church service at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church with his nephew Michael.

Gary enjoyed a successful & illustrious career in the trucking industry as an OTR truck driver and former owner operator for close to 40 years with several million miles of accident free driving. While driving as a household mover, Gary transported the households of many well known people, corporate executives and professional athletes including Marcus Allen, Randy Moss, the late former KC Chief Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer and Retired General David Petraeus to name a few. Gary was a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan and an avid clothes horse who owned close to 100 suits with matching shirts, ties & shoes. His house was described by a young great niece as one big walk in closet! He was a very personable man who talked tough but had a huge loving and giving heart. He had friends all over the US and will be sorely missed by all.

Gary is survived by his children and grandchildren whom he loved dearly: son Brandon, his wife Shelley and their 2 sons Jackson and Lucas. Daughter Jessye and her children Jermon, Justyn and Jaeya, all of Lee’s Summit MO. Siblings: John Henry Jackson Sr(Jacqueline), Beverly Crain, Olathe KS, Roberta Jackson, Ronald Jackson, Brenda(Jimmie)Gaillard, Thomas(Vanessa)Edington, Yvonne Edington, Evelyn Edington and Angela Edington.

Also surviving are his Aunt Lenora Hogan Washington, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Gary was predeceased by his parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, siblings: Robert Edington, Nathaniel Newsom Jr, Albert Jackson Jr, Raymond Jackson Sr, James Jackson Sr, and Marcia Campbell. Also niece Adrian Jackson , nephew Ronald Campbell and brother in law Clarance Campbell.

Services for Gary will be private per his wishes.

His body is entrusted to Ellers Mortuary.

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MAGGIE PATTERSON

February 26, 2021

PRAYERS ARE TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF GARY EDINGTON. HE WAS A REMARKABLE AND KIND MAN WHOM I DID NOT KNOW PERSONALLY BUT BECAUSE OF MY FRIEND, HIS SISTER (R.J.) HE HELPED ME OUT SEVERAL TIMES AND ONE WAS WITH MY GRANDSON ACHIEVING HIS COMMERICIAL D.L. MAY THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES OF GARY FOREVER LIVE IN OUR HEARTS. EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CAN NOT HEAL.
LOVE AND PRAYERS,
MAGGIE PATTERSON AND FAMILY

Patricia Patton

February 25, 2021

To the Eddington family,so sorry to hear of Gary's passing.You have my heart felt prayers and condolences.Rest easy Gary...🙏🏾🙏🏾💖💖

Cynthia Edington

February 25, 2021

To all that love Gary, the blessing of it all is that he chose to accept the LORD JESUS CHRIST as his personal savior. Eternal life begins after we leave this earth. Where we spend eternity is up to each one of us. Those that make the choice he made will see him again!!! According to 2Corinthians 5:8 NKJV “WE ARE CONFIDENT, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the LORD”. Rest In Peace Gary!!

Linda Allen-McNeil

February 24, 2021

Rest Easy My Friend. You Will Truly Be Missed. My Prayers And Sincere Condolences To The Entire Family. See You In The Morning Gary.❤❤

Elizabeth Wiley

February 23, 2021

Sending Prayers and Condolences to the family of Gary. He was a good hearted person. He will be missed. God Bless you all.

Bobby Hayes

February 23, 2021

To the family and friends of Gary our family extends our heartfelt condolences. May God be with you during this time . May the memories of Gary be a blessing to you .

Kindest Regards,

Bob Hayes and family

Jessye Edington

February 21, 2021

Dad
I can’t explain the hurt that lies deep in my heart that your no longer on this side of earth. To hear your voice one more time or text messages you would send me. Your grandkids are struggling but I’ll make sure I stay strong for them. Spending those days in the hospital with you and Brandon will be a sweet memory embedded in me forever. I can never say goodbye but I’ll see you soon daddy.
♥️ Your baby girl Jessye

Celestine Johnson

February 20, 2021

Sending prayers and condolences for Gary's family during this difficult time. Lean on God for comfort and strength.

Tina Granger

February 20, 2021

My sincerest condolences and prayers to the family of Gary. He always was a good person. My heart goes out to his family.

Angela Edington

February 19, 2021

Gary Louis my heart is broken in a million pieces you were my favorite sibling the bond we shared was like no other I already miss our daily texts(several times a day) our talks... just coming to your house cooking for you... you loved everyone... you were so kind and giving and always had my back... I am so thankful I got to spend those few hours with you and to hold your hand and talk to you... you were my heart and I will miss you forever and will always remember our good times and never ever forget the love we had for each other Rest in eternal peace I love and miss you so so much

FROM THE FAMILY