With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Gary Robert Nelle (70) on Sunday, July 25th in Arlington, TX.
Born in 1951 in Dallas, TX, Gary grew up in Grand Prairie where he graduated from Grand Prairie High School. After working over 35 years as an aircraft mechanic, Gary retired from LTV/Vought. He was an avid inventor, foodie, aspiring chemist, and entrepreneur. However, his greatest accomplishment, if you were to ask him, was his family.
Gary was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Betty Nelle.
He is survived by his beautiful wife of 36 years Lorrie Nelle; children Beth and Roger Hill, Robin and Ron Palya, Ryan and Patsy Nelle; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grand children; and his sisters and their spouses, Claudia Guetschow, Connie (Dave) Haack, Nancy (Jay) Wilson, and Cathy Nelle.
The family will be holding a Celebration of Life at 10:30AM on Saturday, August 28th at Crestview Missionary Baptist Church 825 Southeast Parkway, Arlington TX, 76018
The family asks that in lieu of flowers to please make a memorial donation to The American Heart Association or to Tunnel to Towers.
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