Gary L. Kime

May 02, 1951 ‒ February 03, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Gary L. Kime, 66, of Galion passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at The Good Shepherd Home in Ashland after a five year courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 2, 1951 in Galion, he was the son of Richard S. and Mary E. (Johnston) Kime.  He married Sandra (Bedson) Kime on January 9, 1971and she survives.

He was a graduate of Galion High School in 1969. Gary had a deep love for God, his country, family, friends and Scouting. He proudly served during the Vietnam War, Germany, Korea and Desert Storm in the United States Army and Army Reserves for 31 years, retiring in 2003. He also worked at the Timken Company in Bucyrus for over 38 years, retiring in April 2015 as a process analyst.

Gary was a member of the Community Christian Church and American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 both of Galion. He was also a member of the Galion/ Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail and the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed hiking, camping, mountain climbing and especially spending time with his grandchildren who were his pride and joy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Scot (Rachael) Kime of Ashland and Matt (Candice) Kime of Lexington; eight grandchildren Colin Hubbard, Colton and Hadleigh Kime, Chandler, Sydney, Branden, Ava and Carson Kime; brother Ken (Paula) Kime of West Salem; special friends Chuck (Barb) Weaver, Kevin Faeth and Bill (Jodi) Ricker all of Galion, Jim Arnold of Tenn. and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Bill Kime.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 with Dr. Dan Turner officiating. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church Air Conditioning Fund in care of the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Hospice of North Central Ohio and The Good Shepherd Home for their loving care.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Gary Kime and condolences may be made to them at

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  • My heart breaks at this loss. Mr. Kime, and his family, have always been good to me. The amount of respect I have for all of you, is astronomical. I know nothing I could ever say will make any of the family feel better, or tell you something about him you didn’t already know. However, I do wish to say that I am a better person for having had him a part of my life. I will always remember his eyes, his smile, and the way he always looked at Mrs. Kime so smitten. If there is anything I could do for any of you, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  • I was very saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a classmate and a great person and patriot. We are currently out of state so I will not be able to attend the calling hours or funeral.

    Sandy and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers

  • Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sandy. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  • So very soon. I’m very sorry to hear that Gary has passed on but I’m trusting he has heard the words “well done good and faithful servant!”
    He was a great guy a wonderful friend and we enjoyed many happy experiences in boy scouting.
    Our prayer and condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time for you.

  • Sandy and family,
    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was the most genuine man I ever met. He went above and beyond what was expected of him in all he did whether it be serving his country to making boys into men through scouting. He will be truly missed.
    Jerry McElhatten

  • Sandy and family, so sorry to hear Gary had passed away. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Sandy & family:

    We are so sorrow. Gary fought a good fight and he kept the faith.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To the Kime Family I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the extended family.
    About Gary, I knew him from troop 304 as our leader. Gary treated his scouts as he was in the army which is a good thing. I have so many memories throughout the years in scouts.
    Rest In Peace

  • So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. Thinking of all of you. He was in scouts with me brother LLoyd.

  • The Kime family, So sorry for your loss he was a great man and father. I enjoyed talking with him on occasions that I was around him. He will be sincerely missed!!!!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Sandy, Scot and Matt. I’ll be thinking of you and sending prayers.
    Love, Kellie (Erwin) Knauer

  • To the Kime family our condolences during this hard time. I have very fond memories growing up as a regular in the household and in scouts. He will be greatly missed by all. To Matt, Scott, and Sandra. We are deeply sorry prayers to you all to help with the healing.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this very difficult time.
    Richard & Jeralyn Predmore

  • Was very sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. In reading his obituary, Gary lead a great life in service to his country and his family. May all of you find peace in knowing that Gary is no longer here in the physical sense but will be in your hearts forever. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure!
    Leigh Ann Webb (classmate)

  • Sandi, Scot and family and Matt and family:
    Mentor, brother, and friend. What more can we say about a wonderful man who was so passionate about his family, country, friends and turning young scouts into men. I am so glad God crossed our paths. You left an impression on our hearts that we will cherish forever. Rest in peace friend! We love you!

  • My heart and prayers go out to all of your families left behind for right now. But someday you will be reunited with your wonderful husband. Father. Grandfadder and friend. I know Gary will be meeting you at heaven’s gate to escourt you atound Heaven along with our Lord and Saviour. It was awesome knowing and loving a wonderful friend like you Gary. Until we met again !!!!

  • Our deepest sympathy in your loss ,our prayers are with Gary ‘s family and friends . I (Larry) worked with Gary at the shop and always enjoyed him . God bless !

  • To the Family of Gary,
    Super guy who I’ve known for many,many years. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you.

  • Aunt Sandy, Scot, Matt and family,
    So sorry and sad to hear about Uncle Gary’s passing from Dad yesterday.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace Uncle Gary.
    Love and God Bless,
    Todd & Melody

  • Sandy and Family. Cyndee and I were saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this difficult time. Rest in peace, Gary.

  • Sandy and Family, so very sorry for your loss. Gary was a man of great honor and we are deeply saddened to hear of his passing. One day we will all meet again and he will be there to help us pass. Gary taught Ryan and myself alot about being honorable, living a good life with respect and love and those lessons have carried us forward for many years. We will miss him terribly

  • Sandy and Family so sorry for your loss. Gary was such a great man .I met him thru Kenny and my late husband Ron Kendall. My thought love and prayers are with you all. RIP Gary fly high

  • Sandy, Scott, Matt and families,

    We have so many, many memories of Scouting & hiking with Gary and the Scouts. He was a true friend who, even in the throws of his illness, was always concerned about others & their families. He was a man that lived his life very well – a way we admired very much and tried to follow his lead. He will be very missed & our thoughts & prayers go to you all. In Deepest Sympathy, Dan & Pat Everly

  • To Sandy and Family. So very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I took care of both his parents through SouthernCare and that’s how I first met Gary. He was a genuine guy that loved his family & friends so very much. I have so many memories having spent time with Mr & Mrs Kime (parents) Gary would stop over to check in on them during many of my visits with them. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers both now and in the days & weeks ahead.

  • I was one of his boy scouts in Galion. Was a great man to look up to. I’m very sorry for the family and friends of Mr. Kime. He will be missed by many.