Gary D. Marine, 57, of Fairfield, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 at ETMC in Tyler after a long and courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Gary left us for his Heavenly Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Capps Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bubba Rutherford officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Marion Cemetery in Strawn with Bro. Billy Anger officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gary was a humble and loving person; he was born January 28, 1953 in Stephenville to parents Donald and Donnie Tarver Marine. He grew up in Richland Hills and graduated from Richland High School and attended Tarrant County College. Gary moved to Fairfield in 1982 and worked for TXU for 26 years before becoming disabled. He was a dedicated worker and loved his job and his coworkers.

Gary was a Baptist and loved and trusted the Lord Jesus Christ. He loved deer hunting, snow skiing, playing darts and motorcycles. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Pallbearers will be James Coker, Eddie Menchaca, Paul Lopez, Gates Lopez, Jason Chiles and Glen Boyd.

Survivors include his three children, daughter Cristal Chiles and husband Jason; sons, Travis and Cory Marine; grandchildren, Sierra, Peyton and Karlee Chiles; Landon and Kohlton Marine; parents, Don and Donnie Marine; a sister, Cheryl Lopez and husband Paul; a nephew, Gates Lopez; a niece, Sydney Lopez and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins; special friends and caring nurses, Lori, Michelle, Carolyn and Bennie.

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Published August 15, 2010

Stephenville Empire-Tribune