Gary Lynn Melroy, 66, of McPherson passed away at 10:44 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital .

Gary was born in Quinter on Jan. 7, 1952, a son of Velva Pauline (Higgason) and Gean Gordon Melroy.

 He attended elementary school, Quinter, and high school in North Platte, Neb. Gary then attended Mid Plains Vo-Tech trade school in North Platte, Neb. for automobile mechanics.

Through the years Gary worked for Clark Hord printing, North Platte, Neb.; Kansas Jack as a painter;  P.E.M;  Mid-Tech extrusion and was a machine operator for  Viega Manufactoring all of McPherson.

He enjoyed shooting for his high school shooting team, of collecting antiques, working on small engines and spending time with his family. Gary was especially fond of Dee’s cooking.

Gary L. Melroy was united in marriage to Janet Marie Brown on June 22, 2002, at the Free Methodist Church McPherson, by Pastor Tom Mayse. Janet died Jan. 5, 2015.

He is survived by his children, Tony Melroy and his wife, Hollie, McPherson; Heidi Becker and her husband Bryan, Barron, Wisc.; Kevin Brown and his significant other, Cindy Monts,  Salina; Troy Melroy, Wichita; his siblings Jim Melroy and his wife, Dee, of Windom; Lori Melroy, of Denver, Colo.; and Gordon Melroy and his wife, Joyce, of Cozad.

   He is also survived by eight grandchildren

   Gary was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janet, and his brother Jay.

   A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson with Pastor Tom Mayse officiating.

  Burial will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson at a later date

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gary Melroy memorial fund and they can be sent to Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.