April 12, 1941 - Feb. 27, 2013
Delta, Ala. — Gary P. Sevison, 71, formerly of Elkhart, Ind., passed away in his home in Delta at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.
Gary was born April 12, 1941, in Elkhart to Paul V. and Hazel D. (Albright) Sevison.
On March 21, 1987, he married Hilda M. Schieber.
Surviving are his wife, Hilda of Alabama; a son, Greg P. (Carmen) Sevison of Goshen, Ind.; two daughters, Sherri L. (Paul) Gardner of Goshen and Kim J. (Marlin) Schrock of New Paris, Ind.; a stepdaughter Angela D. Nagy of Elkhart; and a stepson, Russell D. (Susan) Schieber of Elkhart. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger L. (Pat) Sevison of Pine Top, Ariz.; and a sister, Linda J. (Gary) Hoyle of McMinnville, Tenn.
Gary served 15 years as a deputy sheriff in Elkhart County and was also a town marshal of Syracuse, Ind. He also raced hydroplanes with the U.S. title series. Gary was the lead singer of the band Tempest. He enjoyed auto racing and was an avid Alabama football fan. “Roll Tide, Roll!”
Visitation for Gary will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Elkhart. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, with viewing an hour prior. Officiating will be James Minter with Union Baptist Church in Alabama. Burial will follow in Rice Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to any hospice facility or Salvation Army.
Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.