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Gary Carender

Gary G. Carender, 58, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 26, at his residence.

He was born November 26, 1949, in New Castle, Indiana, the son of Tusco and Minnie Peacock Carender. He was a graduate of Palo Verde High School in Tucson, Arizona. Gary was retired from ALCOA as a sales engineer. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and living life to its fullest. He was a member of ABATE, Harley Owners Group and loved riding his Harley-Davidson all across the United States. Gary attended the Fountain City Wesleyan Church and celebrated his baptism in December 2007.

Gary will be missed by his wife, the former Janice Bryant; his parents, of Williamsburg; 2 daughters, Kimberly Lanter and her husband, Robbie, of Fountain City and Lori Burrell, of Phoenix, Arizona; 4 grandchildren, Morgan Lanter, Benjamin Burrell, McKenzie Lanter and Jordan Burrell; 1 brother, Alan Carender and his wife, Melinda, of Williamsburg; and his beagle buddy, Junior.

Gary was preceded in death by 1 brother, Ronnie Carender.

Gary's life will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, at the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond, Indiana. Family and friends may gather for visitation from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Riley Children's Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3509.

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Gary Carender was one of my close friends from Corbett Elementary, Naylor Jr. High and Palo Verde High School in Tucson, Arizona. It has been 40 years since I've seen Gary. Thought about him for many years and for OUR 40 year Reunion I looked him up on the White Pages of MSN and found his address and phone number. I called him and left a message, but he never returned my call. His daughter Lori was at the 40 year Reunion and I got to meet her. That's the closest to see Gary again. We did a lot of things as we were kids growing up as in our old neighborhood with more friends. Gary will be missed by his fellow Titan's. As a close friend living one block from me I will definitely miss him. I know I will see Gary again, because of what the Bible says at John chapter 5, verses 28 and 29.

Dan L. Johnson PV Class of '68

Dan L. Johnson Oct 8 2008 12:00 AM

Alan & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Such a difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Debbie & Robert McClanahan Sep 4 2008 12:00 AM

Janice & family I worked with Gary at Alcoa for many years May the Lord Wrap his arms around your heart and fill you with his tender compassion and love during this difficult time!! With Loving symapthy,Karl Brown

Karl & Charlotte Brown Sep 2 2008 12:00 AM

Janice - my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Back in our Forever Kountry days, I don't ever remember a time when Gary wasn't smiling and laughing. He may not be with us but he will forever live in our hearts.

Scott Schultz Sep 2 2008 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to Janice, the children and grandchildren. Gary was a special kind of person he was so well liked at Alcoa and everyone was a friend. Ken and I were an Alcoa husband and wife team as was Janice and Gary we feel a deep loss at loosing another special person that we have known for so many years. Gary excelled at everything that he tackled at work and life. He will be truly missed by family and friends.

Ken and Lona Street Sep 1 2008 12:00 AM

Janice, I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dale Canter Sep 1 2008 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. God Bless

Shirley & Chuck Reichart Aug 30 2008 12:00 AM

Kim, Im so sorry to read about Gary's passing. May GOD be with you to help you heal in this time of sorrow.

Micci Dunham Hoover Aug 30 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Janice, we are so sorry for your loss. God bless you. Harold and Pam.

Harold and Pam Lahmann Aug 30 2008 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Janice and family members of Gary Carender. Gary was a very happy pleasent person to work with Gary and I had some great times together at work. His smiling face will be missed. God Bless

Mary Jane Thomas Aug 30 2008 12:00 AM

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