Garey Edward Gulledge

Published 1:32 pm Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Garey Edward Gulledge, 73, of Salisbury, died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 at his home.

  He was born April 14, 1945 in Washington D.C, to the late Harry and Mary Cox Gulledge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during Vietnam as a radar operator on the Destroyer William Pratt.   He was a Federal Protective Services Officer in Milwaukee, Wisc., and a Military Police Officer in the Wisconsin National Guard.  After moving to North Carolina he worked as a corrections officer for Davie County and then went to work and retired from the W.G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center as a police officer. He was the past state chaplain for the N.C. American Legion, he was a member of VFW Post 342, and he was a member of the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard. He was an active member of Faith Baptist Church, he was a past deacon, and a member of the Baptist Men’s Association. He enjoyed military history, making knives, he was a collector of all things, a writer, a storyteller, he was a musician who could play any instrument, and he was a world traveler who had “traveled the world five times”.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Gulledge.

Survivors: his daughter, Barbara Gulledge Head of Mocksville, sons, Christopher Gulledge and wife Jennifer of Spindale, and David Edward Gulledge and wife Lisa of Turner, Ore.; grandsons, David Gulledge and wife Catherine, Shaun Head, Caleb Hall, Jonah Gulledge, and Elijah Gulledge; granddaughters, Kayla Lynn, Jesica Lagle and husband Ben, Kierstyn Head, Madison Gulledge, Cydney Gulledge, and Hayley Gulledge; great-grandson, Damen Lagle; brothers, Harry Gulledge, and Roby Gulledge and wife Pat; sisters, Mary Jane Luffman, and Eunice.

The family will greet friends and relatives on Saturday, Aug. 18, 1:30-3 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Faith. The funeral service will be held at 3 in the church, with Tim Barnette, officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites provided by the U.S. Navy and the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials: Davie Humane Society, 291 Eaton Road, Mocksville.