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“Gary I know you are up there laughing at us like you always did but now your our angel. Miss the good times but more to come. Rest on my good friend...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Lee Brewer - Palmetto, FL

“so saddened to see this and so sorry that I just saw this. So many funny memories of a great guy. ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: Julie - Dayton, OH

“I just saw this and am so very sorry. ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Julie - friend

“The Shope family, so sorry to here of your loss.. The Snelling family. ”
4 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Snelling - Huber Heights, OH

“So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Way to young to go but God has a better plan. He was a good friend that could always make you laugh. Rest in...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Lee Brewer - Palmetto, FL

“So sorry for your to read about Gary, my thoughts are with his family. I will always remmber Gary, I was lucky enough to work with him on a few jobs....Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Tim Shepherd - Lewisburg, OH

“Had been a long time since we had seen each other man that way to young I'm so very very sorry to his family ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: Douglas Dilworth - Fairborn, OH

“I shall never forget my friend Gary. A friendship that came to be by the everlasting bond of our wives that was forged in their youth, (Pam and...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Dave Rothrock - Huber Heights, OH

“When I think of Uncle Gary I think of so many hilarious memories. Like the time he ate a worm I found on an ear of corn that I was shucking or the...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Angie Robinson - Germantown, OH

“So sorry to hear this.prayers to all the family.What a loss to the world he was truely a special person. ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Sandra Martin - Gladys, VA

“To the Shope family, I also have not seen Gary in years but always liked him, so sorry to Ronnie and Carla and family, my sincere sympathy to you and...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Miller-Kinsey - OH - friend

“My heart is so broken over the loss of Gary. I know how close the Shope family is and how painful Gary's passing must be. I have known you all for...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Debi Vanover - W. Carrollton, OH

“Even though I hadn't seen Gary in quite a few years, I always will remember his smile and love of life...My condolences to the entire family...Susan ”
13 of 31 | Posted by: Susan Myers Adkins - Richmond, IN

“You all are in our prayer ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Zelma Alcalde V - Detroit, MI

“Gary is the only one that could convince me to eat homemade horseradish straight off of a knife blade! Proud to have known him as a friend and...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Jeff Cline - West Carrollton, OH

“Uncle Gary- when you left this world, it left us all with a large hole in our hearts. Even though we cannot see you,i can still hear your voice and I...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Amanda Shope - Cleveland, OH

“We are so sorry to here of Gary's passing. We send our condolences. ”
17 of 31 | Posted by: Danny King - Dayton, OH - friend

“Only met Gary a couple of times, but he was my kind of guy. My sincere condolences to all the family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Marty Maertins - New Bern, NC

“I didn't know Gary real well the any man who goes to bingo with his mother is special in my book. Much love to Rhonda, his mother and all his loved...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Sandy Faber-Maye - New Carlisle, OH

“Even though you have gone from this world I'm sure we will see your presence in our grandchildren's eyes and laughter. They will always know your...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Steve and Nannette Livingston - OH

“So sorry to hear the passing of Gary he will truly be missed by all who loved & new him.Prayer & hugs go out to the family at this time in there...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Bob & Debbie Rutherford - OH

“All our thought are prayers are with you guys in your time of sorrow. ”
22 of 31 | Posted by: Cobb's - DAYTON, OH

“You could always go the distance Gary, and you proved it with your last fight for life. I love you brother! ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Mike Moore - WEST MILTON, OH

“Im so sorry for your all's loss. I didnt know Gary. But new jeremy very well. Im prayering for god to get your family through this dad time... ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: leah brandenburg - lebanon, OH

“We are so sorry for your loss and hope the memories you have of his laughter and kindness will give you comfort. ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Sam and Brenda Lambros - OH

“You were everybody's sunshine, and always had a smile on your face. gonna miss you, RIP Gary ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Annette Richardson

“Gary Lee I cant believe you left me so soon what am I going to do with out you ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Ronnie - Brother

“going to miss your smiling face so much, you were like a brother to me, you will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Gary ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Beverly Neff - wheelersburg, OH

“Gary I always loved the way you loved life always making people laugh an always making them feel welcome I love you cuz rest in peace. ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: Audrey holley - Xenia, OH

“Gary was a wonderful father to Kevin, Missy, and Tracy. He was a wonderful grandpa to Dylan as well. Gary presence will be missed. Greg and Deb Howard ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Greg and Deb Howard - Walla Walla, WA

“The Shope family is in my thoughts and prayers...Gary was a good man and made many of us smile! Love you Deb and Ronnie. ”
31 of 31 | Posted by: Carla Salisbury - Beaver, OH


SHOPE,Gary Lee

Age 56 of Huber Heights passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 after a brief illness. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on June 7, 1957. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Harold V. Shope; and father-in-law, Jesse Mullins.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel Shope; loving wife, Rhonda Shope; 4 siblings, Deb (Ron) Wilson, Ron (Carla) Shope, Anthony (Ella) Shope, and Steve (Shelly) Shope; 4 children, Kevin Shope, Melissa Shope, Tracy (Ben) Cobb, and Jeremy Wells; 9 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great friends, and family members. Special thanks to Pammy, Mandy, Rhonda's mom Essie, and Hospice of Dayton.

Gary worked as a construction worker out of Laborer's Local #1410. He loved bingo, horseshoes, fishing, and hunting.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 10am-12pm with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 pm at Rogers' Funeral Home, 324 West Main St., New Lebanon, Ohio 45345. Interment will follow the service at Trissel Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at: www.RogersFuneralHomes.com