Gary A. Sartin

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gary A. Sartin, 76, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015, in his home.

He was born July 10, 1938, in Rogersville, the son of Jasper Warren and Bessie Alice (Saddler) Sartin. On July 15, 1966, in Walnut Grove, he was united in marriage to Linda Brown, who survives.

Additional survivors include: five sons, Carl Sartin, of Marionville, Cavin Sartin and his wife, Pam, of Ash Grove, Charles Sartin, of Jenkins, Kenny Sartin, of Redford, Iowa, and Eric Sartin and his wife, Honnah, of Cassville; four daughters, Lisa Ferguson and her husband, Dennis, of Marionville, Juanita Spurlock and her husband, Corky, of Aurora, Melissa Sartin, of Verona, and Angela Fisher, of Purdy; six brothers, Lindsey Sartin and his wife, Terri, of Conway, Ronnie Sartin and his wife, Nancy, of Springfield, Donnie Sartin and his wife, Linda, of Conway, Steve Sartin and his wife, Marie, of Clever, Keith Sartin and his wife, Cheryl, of Republic, and David Sartin and his wife, Margret of Lockwood; four sister, Sherry Rice and her husband, Walter, of Springfield, Cynthia Woodard, of Springfield, Patsy Simpson and her husband, Rick, of Springfield, and Debbie Hodges, and her husband, Jim, of Marshfield; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty-four great grandchildren, plus two on the way.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Lisa Sartin.

Gary grew up in the Springfield, Missouri area. Thirty-nine years ago, he and his family moved to Cassville. For several years, he and his wife operated a tour guide business at Crystal Caverns. He was a published author and philosopher. He was passionate about nature and hiked the Rocky Mountains and the Buffalo National Riverway.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Chaplain Craig Buck will conduct the services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Castaway Animal Rescue Effort, P.O. Box 215, Aurora, MO 65605 or left at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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