Gary Earnest Brubaker

November 12, 1950 ‒ November 19, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Gary Earnest Brubaker, 68, of Fredericktown passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born in Knox County on November 12, 1950 to the late Harold Earnest and Helen Irene (Lifer) Brubaker.

Gary honorably served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the Trinity Community Church in Loudonville.  Gary was a talented woodworker, using the wood from the family turkey farm.  He enjoyed restoring antique tractors and his greatest accomplishment was restoring an Amish farm.

Gary is survived by his wife, Kelly (Stearns) Brubaker; son, Jesse (Kathrin) Brubaker of Wooster;  daughter, Lindsey (Adam) Helmintoller of Concord, NC; grandchildren, Hailey and Nicolas Brubaker and Gwenyth and Willem Helmintoller;  step daughters, Kristine (Max) Oeschle of Mount Vernon and her daughter, Katie and Jessalynn (Scott) Howard of Mansfield and her children, Katy, Isabelle, Hannah and Noah; sisters, Sheryl (Clinton “Junior”) Hawk of Fredericktown, Janet (Donald) Banbury of Mount Vernon and Sandra Brubaker of Bellville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara; a brother, Harold David Brubaker; and baby Jordan Oeschle.

The family will receive friends from Noon until the time of a memorial service celebrating the life of Gary at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Trinity Community Church, 127 South Union St., Loudonville with Pastor John Temple officiating.  A private burial will be in Ankenytown Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • To the Brubaker Family, we are so saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. God be with you at this time and grant you peace. Love you all, Morgan and Marla Dague

  • Many happy memories of the fun Steve had with Gary, Dave and others. They are now rejoined and rejoicing in heaven. May our God of peace, comfort and strength be with each of you during this time. We are so sorry for your loss and are sending our love and prayers. Blessings!

  • To the Brubaker Family:
    I am so sorry to hear about Gary passing away. I would see and talk to him in our building. We would talk about growing up and the things he and my brothers go into at the turkey farm. They were good times and memories for us all. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May God give you Peace and Comfort at this time.

    Judy

  • Thoughts and prayers for all. So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. May you always treasure the happy memories.
    Jim and Connie (Carter) Bryant

  • So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.May God comfort you throughout these difficult days. Jona ( Lore ) Hammond

  • Dear Kelly and your family, I pray God gives you Peace and Comfort at this difficult time. You were such a BLESSING to Gary. May the Lord Bless you and Keep you. Love, Connie Lee

  • So sorry for the loss of your loved one. We will keep the Brubaker family in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Kelly.

    Marilyn, Chyann and Dakota

  • Dear Brubaker family,
    May God bestow peace to you at the loss of Gary
    He will be missed by so many. Memories will hold him dear to you. May God surround you with comfort knowing he is well and celebrating his new life with Christ in heaven.
    Karen Singrey

  • So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Always enjoyed talking with him. May he rest” sheltered in the arms of God”.

  • Kelly and family, love you all! Now you can know that Gary is at peace and with God. Blessings to all of you. Stacey Hubbard and family

  • To the entire Brubaker family I send my deepest prayers and Sympathy so sorry for your loss God Bless

  • God brought you Kelly & Gary together for His reasons & I was so happy to see you marry. You truly blessed each other’s journey in this life, and will again someday in God’s beautiful Kingdom. Gary can now build a new wooden resting place in Heaven. Love you Kelly, you are a remarkable Christian lady.

  • Dear Kelly,
    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on Gary’s passing….
    He was dear to all of us at Evergreen.
    He was kind,sensitive, and his sense of humor will always warm our hearts.
    He spoke often of his love for you,Kelly and his family.
    We enjoyed out time with him sitting on the front porch sharing stories and enjoying the weather.
    He will always be remembered for his sweet,gentle smile.
    Bless him and all of you at this difficult time.
    Tanya Ressing

  • Dear Kelly,
    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on Gary’s passing….
    He was dear to all of us at Evergreen.
    He was kind,sensitive, and his sense of humor will always warm our hearts.
    He spoke often of his love for you,Kelly and his family.
    We enjoyed our time with him sitting on the front porch sharing stories and enjoying the weather.
    He will always be remembered for his sweet,gentle smile.
    Bless him and all of you at this difficult time.
    Tanya Ressing

  • Rest in the knowledge that he is now with Christ. Lean on God during this difficult time. I love you Kelly

  • To the Brubaker family,
    I’m heart broken for you and yet rejoice knowing Gary is being reunited with family and dear friends. I stood in line at Stan’s calling hours talking to Gary and being reminded of my Burgie’s love for his dear friend. “Oh the places they would go!” Now, Steve, Burgie, Mort and Turk are livin’ it up once again. May God comfort you all and give you peace knowing he is safe and in no more pain.
    I love you all very much. Deb

  • Kelly, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Gary. May God sustain you in the days ahead. My prayers are with you.

  • Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, he always had kind words for my for my brother Steve .Gary and I shared in some of the same struggles ,God bless the family of Gary Brubaker.

  • Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a good man. Him and i trucked at Jeld Wen and chatted lots on and off the job. God Bless.

  • Kelly so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Keeping you and your family in our prayers love you so much