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Gary Pulver

February 2, 1941 — December 9, 2019

Born on February 2, 1941 Departed on December 9, 2019 Visitation: Hendersonville Funeral Home & Cremation CenterFriday December 13, 2019 4:00pm to 6:30pmLife Celebration: Hendersonville Funeral Home & Cremation CenterFriday December 13, 2019 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Gary Pulver: Of Castalian Springs, TN & new resident of Goodlettsville, TN, born 2/2/41 in Binghamton, NY; predeceased by parents Charles & Edith Pulver, & sister Gayle Slezak. Survived by wife of 48 years, Ellen; son Shayne (Dawn), Hendersonville, TN; Richard (Carrie) Rhone, Eyota, MN; and daughter Traci Davis, Rochester, MN; and 10 grandchildren, London, Kingston, Nola; Brandon, Tanner, Olivia, Jeremy, Dayna, Lindsey and John; along with 5 great grandchildren, beloved brother & sister-in-law, Tim & Paula Mahar and beloved Niece, Shannon Stashak of Jupiter, FL. Graduated from Vestal High School, Vestal, NY and was a member of the Vestal High School
Varsity football team & was named the 1958-59 Lineman of the Year, Varsity Wrestling and Baseball teams. He was also selected and played on the Southern Tier Optimist All Star football team & played alongside his personal friend, the late great Ernie Davis. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps in Beaufort, SC & Pickle Meadows, CA from 1959-1964. Former employee of IBM Owego, NY & Boulder, CO; Owner/operator of GC Pulver Trucking & Excavating in Colorado, & Former employee of McGuckin Hardware, Boulder, CO until his retirement. He was a devoted follower of PennState football, which became a "family tradition" and continues to this day; and loved following Syracuse University basketball. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoor sports enthusiast, including snowmobiling, NASCAR racing, camping and traveling with his wife & their closest friends Frances & Nancy Brimmer and Jack & Karlene Sorber. They had many wonderful memories also at their cottage at Hooper's Harbor on Lake Ontario NY where many lifelong friendships were formed & more recently at their condo in Florida where he loved spending winters. In later years Gary enjoyed woodworking and one of his greatest joys was completing a "one of a kind" bourbon cart for his son Shayne. More recently he truly loved watching his grandsons, London & Kingston, play Goodlettsville Little League Baseball and rarely missed a game. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Goodlettsville Little league Baseball Association or to St. Judes Children's Cancer Research Association.

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