Gary Barrus

Obituary of Gary Lee Barrus

Gary Lee Barrus, 74, of Lady Lake, FL passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones on December 12, 2020. He was the husband of Michelle Barrus.

Gary was born in Ovid, MI to the late David Richard Barrus and Donna Jeanne Barrus

and spent the majority of his life in Charlotte, MI. Right out of high school, Gary served as an E-4 Signalman in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After being released from active duty, Gary was transferred to the Naval Reserve and returned to Charlotte, MI. There he worked for more than 30 years at General Motors. He and his former wife Melody raised two children.

After retiring from General Motors, Gary moved to Lady Lake, FL, where he met and married Michelle. Together, they became active in their church, serving in both St. John Lutheran and Christ Lutheran Church in Summerfield. Gary was on Church Council and also served as Property Superintendent until November 2019.

Gary is survived by his wife Michelle, his mother Donna Jeanne Barrus, step-daughters Laura DeLong and Jennifer Delong of FL, son, William Barrus (Joy) of SC, daughter, Rebecca Sheets (Duane) of MI, brothers, Doug Barrus of FL, Thomas Barrus of MI, Ronnie Barrus of CA, Daniel Barrus (Anne) of MI, sister, Carol May (Gary) of MI, and 7 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his step-son, Jeffrey Delong, Jr. and brother, S-SGT. David W. Barrus.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 15699 SE 80th Ave. Summerfield, FL on January 24, 2021at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at

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