FREDERICKTOWN — Gary Earnest Brubaker, 68, of Fredericktown passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Knox Community Hospital. He was born in Knox County Nov. 12, 1950, to the late Harold Earnest and Helen Irene (Lifer) Brubaker.

Gary honorably served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Trinity Community Church in Loudonville. Gary was a talented woodworker, using the wood from the family turkey farm. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors and his greatest accomplishment was restoring an Amish farm.

Gary is survived by his wife, Kelly (Stearns) Brubaker; son, Jesse (Kathrin) Brubaker of Wooster; daughter, Lindsey (Adam) Helmintoller of Concord, NC; grandchildren, Hailey and Nicolas Brubaker and Gwenyth and Willem Helmintoller; step daughters, Kristine (Max) Oeschle of Mount Vernon and her daughter, Katie and Jessalynn (Scott) Howard of Mansfield and her children, Katy, Isabelle, Hannah and Noah; sisters, Sheryl (Clinton “Junior”) Hawk of Fredericktown, Janet (Donald) Banbury of Mount Vernon and Sandra Brubaker of Bellville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara; a brother, Harold David Brubaker; and baby Jordan Oeschle.

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of a memorial service celebrating the life of Gary at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Trinity Community Church, 127 S. Union St., Loudonville, with Pastor John Temple officiating. A private burial will be in Ankenytown Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Gary Earnest Brubaker.


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