Gary Lee Husted, 78, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Born in Gratiot, MI, he was the son of the late Clarence and Esther Collins Husted.
After graduating from Alma High School in Michigan, he honorably served for six years in the US Navy aboard the USS Forrestal as a court reporter. He later received his associate's degree in Michigan and relocated to Tampa, Florida. He began his thirty year career as an endoscopy technician at University Community Hospital.
In 1987 he and Suellyn married in Florida and the couple moved to the Upstate in 2008. During his retirement, he enjoyed working part time at the Fresh Market. He was a kind and gentle man who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
In service to his Lord, Gary volunteered on many CWE mission trips in several foregin countries as a cook along side his wife Suellyn. He was a valued member of Cornerstone Baptist Church for the past ten years.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Suellyn Collins Husted; two sisters, Vera Ward and Wilma Wood; a sister-in-law, Shirley Husted; a brother-in-law, Keith Priest; Suellyn's daughter, Megan (Ryan) Andrews and a granddaughter, Peyton Andrews; three sisters-in-law, Debbie Slick, Lana (Fred) Pachter, and Pam (Bob) Levan. Gary also leaves a host of relatives and friends including numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Velma Priest and Dale Husted; and a brother-in-law, Gayland Slick.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 8508 Pelham Rd., Greenville with public viewing prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. His family kindly requests those attending the service to please observe the distancing recommendations of the CDC. Burial and military honors will be held in M.J."Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund or CWE Missions, 4301 West South Ave., Tampa, FL 33614.