OBITUARY

Gary Dean Laney

June 27, 1946October 14, 2020

Mr. Gary Dean Laney, age 74, of Matthews, NC, born on June 27, 1946, went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, after a long and courageous 45 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Gary fought to the end and never let the disease dictate his life. He loved his Lord and Savior and was a lifelong member of Siler Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Pastoral Deacon and Ruling Elder for 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Nancy Laney and brother Stacy Laney. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Ruth Thomas Laney; son, Dr. Markus E. Laney and wife Amy of Louisville, KY, and Mrs. Jennifer Laney Thorsvold and husband Brian of Denver, NC. He loved and cherished his 6 grandchildren, Jackson, Payton, Brynn, and Hudson Laney and Drake and Riley Thorsvold. He is also survived by brother William G. Laney (Barbara) and sister Joyce Harkey (Bob) and sister-in-law Sue Laney. He graduated from Sun Valley high School in 1964 and afterwards he attended Charlotte Business School and CPCC where he received an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. He joined Southeastern Metal Products upon graduation and retired after 40 years of service as the accountant and personnel manager. Gary enjoyed fellowship with his friends and our family wishes to thank those who regularly took him out to dine with them. The family also wishes to thank Dr. Charlotte Karriker and her staff at First Charlotte Physicians for the excellent care they provided to him. In addition, our thanks go to Novant Hospice for their compassion and care provided over the last several months. Memorials can be made to Siler Presbyterian Church, 6301 Weddington Rd, Wesley Chapel, NC 28104. The family has requested open hours for visitors to sign the register book and leave condolences between 12:00pm and 4:00pm Sunday, October 18, 2020 at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. A graveside service will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11:00am in Sunset Memory Gardens on Lawyers Rd. in Mint Hill, NC officiated by Pastor Bruce Powell. Due to Covid-19 a Celebration of Life will be held at Siler Presbyterian Church at a later date. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Laney family.

Services

  • Open Hours

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

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Siby Faris

October 19, 2020

Gary was absolutely the best boss (SEMP) and one of the finest men and friends I have had the opportunity to know.

To Ruth and his children whom he loved dearly and was so proud of, I send you my condolences, and also to Joyce Harkey.

May the Lord bless you and keep you Gary and give you peace.

Amy Jo Vickery

October 17, 2020

Rest In Peace Gary. You were a truly kind and gentle inspirational human. Thinking of you Ruth, Marcus, Jennifer and families. You have crossed my mind many times, I send you much love.

Tana Morris Boggs

October 17, 2020

Having known Gary my entire life, I have never known a finer friend. He was kind, intelligent and devoted to his family, friends and faith. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who mourn this loss.

Donald Moore

October 17, 2020

Gary and I graduated Sun Valley High School in 1964. He was a very intelligent person and enjoyed his company. Thoughts and prayers for his family

Pam Harrington

October 16, 2020

Heaven has gained an amazing man. His quiet strength was never ending. My being cries for your loss; however, my heart rejoices that he is now pain free and at our savior’s side.

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