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Lee Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC

OBITUARY

John Ellwyn Gaar

January 12, 1944July 27, 2020
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John Ellwyn Gaar, 76, died July 27, 2020 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Born on January 12, 1944 in Morrison, IL, he was the son of the late Paul and Demarris Legel Gaar.

John served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He was the founder and former owner of J & K Home Furnishings.

John is survived by his children, Tamela Simpson, Robin Mahacek, and Nichole Meier; and long-time companion, Sherry L. Grimes.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Living Water Baptist Church. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow the service at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, wearing of face covering and social distancing will be appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Water Baptist Church, 1569 Hwy 9 E., Longs, SC 29568.

A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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Bobby Fisher

July 30, 2020

My condolences to Sherri and the entire family during this difficult time.

Paul Roberts

July 29, 2020

I have enjoyed having John as a good friend and singing next to him in the choir. I was also able to do some repair work for him at his homes and businesses. I will miss John’s big smile.

Victoria Wagner

July 29, 2020

John was the Best Step Father Ever and he loved me like his own! He would always get a kick out me and say “ I love ya Kid!” I’m so thankful we were able to share so MANY memories together from work to dinners to holidays or vacations💗 We ALL miss your micro managing everyone’s move and your contagious laughter already! 💗

Louise Pribanick

July 28, 2020

I worked for John for almost 13 years. It was always interesting and challenging working for him. He had some great sayings like "Oh brother" and "I mean to tell ya". My condolences to Sherri and the family.

Roland and Carol Bleigh

July 27, 2020

We are so saddened to hear of John passing. He was in our prayers everyday for GOD to heal him and make him well again. He will be missed. RIP John. Prayers for Sherri and the family.

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