Gary Wayne Bales

Gary Wayne Bales was born on January 5, 1948, in Mountain View, Missouri to Lawrence and Gladys (Weller) Bales. He passed away at his home on October 25, 2020.
Gary was united in marriage to Sharon Kaye Smith on March 27, 1971 and to this union three children were born.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Gladys Bales; sister, Wilma Grohs; brothers, Charles, Lee “Butch”, Leroy Bales, and infant brother Jimmy Dale Bales.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon of the home; daughter, Candi Counts; son, Michael Bales (Amanda Reese); daughter-in-law, Dolores Bales; son, Micky Bales and wife, Brenda; eleven grandchildren, Logan, Coral, Jessmyn, Justice, Jacelyn, Malonnie, Miranda, Abbigail, Eli, Julie, and Ashton; six great-grandchildren, Layne, Ryker, Karstyn, Nevada, Crimson, and Harlow; brother, Tracy Bales of Mountain View, MO; sisters, Shirley Beard of Birch tree, Joyce Snell of Lufkin, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gary was a loving husband, father, and Pa. He loved spending time with his family, and also enjoyed his time in the outdoors. You could usually always find him at Grannie's, feeding the deer and birds or gardening.
 He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, with Pastor Rick Plumlee officiating. Visitation were held Tuesday, October 27, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
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