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(April 3, 1945 – November 6, 2016)

Gary Lee Skym, age 71, died on November 6, 2016. Gary was born on April 3, 1945, to Howard and Florence (Baldwin) Skym. Gary worked for Hertz and Avis Corporations. He also worked as a painting contractor at several apartment complexes in the Midland area for many years. Gary and his wife, Sherry have been members of the Midland Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he served as deacon for several years.Gary is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Howard L. Skym and William C. Skym.Surviving him is his wife of 53 years, Sherry (Sheets) Skym, son Gary Skym, Jr., grandchildren; Heather and Grant Clark, Sylvia and Johnathon Fuller, Amy Meno and great-granddaughter Logan Elizabeth Fuller. In addition he is also survived by one nephew, three nieces, a sister-in-law Joan Skym and Becca Schneidmiller who has been like a daughter to him, A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Midland Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Cory Herthel officiating. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at Smith-Miner Funeral Home and on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will take place at Homer Township Cemetery.In place of flowers, donations to the family or the Midland SDA Church would appreciated.Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com