Gary Lynn Firestone went home to be with the Lord on April 6, 2017.Gary lived in Front Royal, Virginia but had been in and out of hospitals for 2 years and died in the John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.
Gary was 67 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry John Firestone and Bette Lee Firestone and brother, Harry Bruce Firestone. He is survived by his dear friend and partner for 22 years, Carol Deptula, his daughter, Gracy Jacobs and Benny and granddaughter, MacKenzie, his sisters, Carolyn Carmony and Doug of New Tazewell, Tennessee, Nancy Kent of Alford, Florida, his brother, Frank Firestone of Fountain, Florida and also the mother of his daughter, Sibil Varnum Firestone. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
Gary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and moved to Fountain, Florida as a small child. He attended schools in Bay County.
He served in the U.S. Army Calvary during the Viet Nam War where he was wounded and received a purple heart. . He received an award for expert marksmanship while stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas.
He was employed with the Smithsonian Institute Catalog Division in Springfield, Virginia for many years.
Gary will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.