Gordon C. Ulery

June 11, 1933 ‒ August 18, 2017

Phoenix, Arizona
Formerly of Sunbury, Ohio

Gordon C. Ulery, age 84 of Phoenix, Arizona and formerly of Sunbury, Ohio passed away Friday, August 18, 2017.

He was born June 11, 1933 in Delaware to the late Leo G. and Rose G. (Day) Ulery. A graduate of Big Walnut High School in 1952, it was there while playing football that a cute cheerleader caught his eye, Sarah Ross who would become his wife in 1954.

Following graduation Gordon would serve in the US Air Force as a crew chief on a B-29 during the Korean Conflict. A noble Veteran, he was most proud that his son, a fellow Veteran and two granddaughters, currently serving active duty, followed in his footsteps serving in the US Air Force.

Until retirement in 1998, Gordon owned and operated Ulery Service and Repair. Ornery to his core, he was quite the jokester. Happy go lucky, he was not one to mince words, calling it as he saw it.  He enjoyed traveling and especially fishing trips to Canada. Respected and at times a bit bullheaded, while retired in Arizona his time was spent enjoying family and completing 100’s of puzzles. He was one who enjoyed Pall Mall’s, his dog Lady Buckeye, but most importantly his family.  His care and devotion of his wife during her recent struggles, treasured trips and vacations with his family will long be remembered.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Sarah, children Mark Ulery of Sunbury, Sherry (Paul) Ellsworth of Richfield, Brad (Linda) Ulery of Granville, Russell (Julie) Ulery of Gambier, and Sarah Angie Ulery of Indiana, grandchildren: Austin, Anna (Adam), Ross (Greta), Todd, Kori, Isaac, Ellen, Alex, Emilie (Connor), Nathan, Sydney, Dominic, Natalie, and great-grandchildren Willow and Meadow.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Leo Ulery Jr.

Friends may call from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27th at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3, Sunbury, where services will follow 10:00 am on Monday with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Wishing you comfort at this time of sadness.. My most sincere sympathy.

    Ruby Nettelhorst

  • I am deeply saddened by the loss of Gordon, he was funny and to the point. I will always remember the way he took in my children and treated them as his own. Lots of fun times I will always remember of him and Sarah.
    Be at peace now..

  • So many good memories of you Uncle Bowl from being able to live next door to you as a little girl and then after we moved away you coming and picking me up during the summers to stay a couple weeks with you all, you bought me my very 1st skateboard. You always had a way to put a smile on my face and make me laugh. I will always cherish your memory and time spent with you. Tell dad I love him and miss him very much. I can just hear you two now and that brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. Prayer and love to my family. Love you all very much!

  • My sympathy goes out to Sarah and Gordon’s extended family. We grew up together in Sunbury. He graduated in ’52 and I in ’51. We spent many hours playing together as we grew up. Our paths separated when I went to college, but many fond memories of “Growing up Sunbury” remained. We were good friends. Gordon will be missed.

  • Dear Ulery Family,

    I admired Mr. Ulery for his honesty and sense of humor. I enjoyed the time I spent with him while (occasionally) working with Russ and Brad at Beinhower Bros. The man did not have a pretentious bone in his body or his soul. What you saw is what you got!

    The world could use more people like Gordon. I believe that Gordon will continue with the evolution of his soul in spirit.

    My condolences to the entire Ulery Family.