Gary Arnold Eller

July 3, 1944January 1, 2019

MT. ULLA- It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Arnold Eller, born on July 3rd, 1944, announces his passing on the evening of January 1, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his father Arnold Wesley Eller, his mother Martha E. Grant, and his brother J.C.

Gary will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Lynnette, and his children Laura Eller Hutchison and Jonathan Eller. Gary will also be remembered by his two granddaughters, Megan and Meredith Hutchison, and by his sister Barbara Eller Cass and brother-in-law William Lowe.

He was a true friend to all who knew him. An Air Force Veteran, he retired from Carolina Tractor/ Caterpillar after 43 years of faithful employment. He spent his retirement in service to others. He was a volunteer for the Honor Guard assisting with hundreds of military funerals. He was always helping out his friends and neighbors, doing everything from showing up to mow a lawn to fixing any kind of machinery or any other broken equipment. He never expected any kind of recognition. He just enjoyed helping others. His kindness, selfless acts, and unconditional love for his family and friends will be remembered for generations.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 4, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, NC 27054. Burial will be held at Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28144 on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 9:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church, PO Box 28 Woodleaf, NC 27013 or Veterans Shelter P.V.A.C PO Box 1621 Statesville, NC 28687.

Memories and condolences may be left for the family at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Eller Family.


  • Unity Presbyterian Church
  • Veterans Shelter


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Tommy Cates

January 6, 2019

Lynnette, I am so sorry for your loss, although I know it's heaven's gain. I am one of the cousins from the Eller side. My Mother, Mary Pauline Eller Cates was one of Uncle Arnold's sisters. Just know that we are praying for and your family during this time. May the Holy Spirit wrap his arms of love and comfort around each of you during this time.

Linda Benton

January 5, 2019

Lynette we are so sorry to hear about Gary passing away. My Mom was Ersie Faye Eller McGuire. Arnold was her brother. We always enjoyed seeing Gary at the Eller reunions in Grandin. We will be praying for you and your family.
Linda M. Benton

Scott Lunsford

January 4, 2019

Lynnette, me and the GVBand are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a good man and friend to all who knew him. We will cherish the memories and may God comfort you.

Scott Lunsford
GVBand Mgr.