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“For The Work Mr "T" Has Done All In North Carolina Himself,He'll Never Be Forgotten!God Bless His Legacy! ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: AMANDA CARLA ARMSTRONG - GASTONIA, NC

“Phil Randy and Jerry was heart broke when I heard have nothing but great memories memories of him and aunt Gloria know we haven't stayef in touch but...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Ronnie Graham - Cheraw, SC

“Our Uncle Gary was the funniest craziest and loving man I think we have ever known. My brother and I always got so excited when mom told us Aunt...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Flanagan - Sebring, FL - Family

“Oh Gary. I cried when I was told you passed. You were always my buddy at Brookdale, from day one. There wasnt a day that went by, you didnt ride up...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Amanda Vargo- Brookdale Associate

“Oh Gary. I cried when I was told you passed. You were always my buddy at Brookdale, from day one. There wasnt a day that went by, you didnt ride up...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Amanda Vargo- Brookdale Associate

“Gary was always happy and enjoyed life. He and Gloria were good family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Tommy Davis - Wilmington, NC


Gastonia – Gary E. Threlkeld, 81 passed away on May 20, 2020 at Atruim Health, Pineville, NC. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and a friend to all that knew him.
He was born in Gaston County on March 5, 1939. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys "Jean" Threlkeld Sellers, his wife of 54 years, Gloria Jackson Threlkeld, and his son Ralph Steven Threlkeld.
Gary was proud owner & operator of Threlkeld Painting and Remodeling most of his life before retiring. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Gary enjoyed helping people and giving to everyone with a need. He once took his coat off at Tony's in the bitter cold and gave it to a homeless man. He was always helping people whether he was giving you a job or money to help buy food for your family. He was always thankful for what he had; and was such a caring man and always with a smile on his face. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Left to cherish his memories includes his children, Phillip and wife Donna M. Threlkeld, Randy and wife Donna D. Threlkeld, Jerry and wife Luan S. Threlkeld; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Jamie Carpenter, Ashley and husband Freddie Dow, Jordan and husband Chad Harrell, Erica and husband Adam Threlkeld, Chase and wife Maddie Threlkeld, Cassie and husband Michael Walls, Randall Threlkeld, Jason Evans;
great grandchildren, Tripp and Connor Dow, Alexis Carpenter, Wyatt Threlkeld, Dakota Evans, Barrett and Macy Threlkeld, Nash and Hudson Harrell, Blake and Sydnee Walls.
Gary's family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26th at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 27th at the Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dale Lawing officiating.
Entombment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park Mausoleum with the releasing of the doves.

Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2916 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054
Tel. (704) 864-5144

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