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Gary Roy Wyse

Gary Wyse, 67, of Abingdon, Md., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Maryland.

Gary was born in Lexington, Oct. 8, 1950, to Virginia “Coffer” Wyse and Everett Lee Wyse, of Richmond. Both are deceased.

Gary attended Richmond High School and graduated in 1968. Gary received an associate degree in business, from Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington. He completed a bachelor’s degree in business at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. Gary was an officer with the Richmond Police for seven years. In 1980, he moved to Lee’s Summit, and went to work as a security guard at Western Electric. He was transferred to Oklahoma City when the company downsized and changed to Lucent in 1988.​

Gary retired in 2000, and divided his time between family in Missouri, trout fishing in Branson and family in Baltimore, Md.

Gary leaves his devoted wife and best friend, Barbara “Caauwe​” Wyse, of Abingdon, Md.; two sons and two ​daughter​s in-law​, Justin and Jennifer Wyse, of Harrisonville, and Ryan Wyse and Courtney Glass​, of Pleasant Hill; ​four ​grandsons, Christian​Wyse, Hunter Wyse, ​Bryan​Wyse and Colton Wyse,​ all of Missouri; two daughters, Tammy Roberts and Danielle Arnetta​, and two granddaughters, Chelsea ​Campbell Roberts​, and fiancé Doug Wright, and Brooke Carroll, all of Maryland; two sisters and brothers in-law, Sherry “Wyse” Blyth and Mike Blyth, of Warsaw, and Lana “Wyse” Alexander and Tom Alexander, of Excelsior Springs; and a niece, Jennifer Blyth, of Independence.

Memorial donations may be made to Ray County Veterans, via American Legion Post 237, Richmond or Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond.

Funeral services will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Online condolences may be left a www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.

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