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Mr. Gary McLendon, Sr.

Mr. Gary Hurshman McLendon, Sr., age 78, died on Friday, January 1, 2021, at Lake City Medical Center in Lake City, FL. Mr. McLendon was born in Dublin and grew up in Jacksonville, FL, where he was a graduate of Ribault Senior High School. He moved to Shickshinny, PA, in 1969 and lived there for 36 years before moving to Lake City, FL, in 2005. He was a member of Sylvania Lodge No. 354 F. & A .M. and the Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a member of the Vineyard Baptist Church in Lake City, where he was an Elder. He was preceded in death by his father, Coney Hurshman McLendon, and 1 sister, Shelvia Jean Graham.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Bernice Wolfe McLendon, Lake City; their children, Gary H. McLendon, Jr. (Kimberly), Shickshinny, PA, Kari Stephens (Scott), Gainesville, FL, and Jenni Bouchard (Gabe), St. Petersburg, FL; his mother, Mary Lou Perdue McLendon Hall; 1 brother, Carl McLendon (Sandra), Hilliard, FL; 1 sister, Mary Gail Seigfried (Larry), Shickshinny, PA; grandchildren, Madison Lynn McLendon, Gary Matthew Edward McLendon, Mya Stephens, and Olivia Stephens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., in Red Bluff Cemetery, with Rev. Bo Hammock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Vineyard Church, P.O. Box 2191, Lake City, FL 32056 Sammon Funeral Home in Soperton was in charge of arrangements.

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