Roy “Gary” Jarnagin Sr., age 71, of Garrett passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born on October 20, 1948 in Harriman, Tennessee to Herbert and Margaret (Isham) Jarnagin. Gary started grade school in Harriman, Tennessee and the family later located to Kendallville and Garrett, Indiana. Gary was a 1970 graduate of Garrett High School and received a BS Degree in Engineering from Purdue University in Fort Wayne.
Gary worked his high school years at Garrett Rubber Company, then after high school graduation worked at Borg-Warner (later known as Auburn Gear) starting as general labor, to Supervisor and later to an Engineer. During the decline of the automotive industry, he worked for Simpson Industries in Edon, Ohio where he designed and implemented the set-up and installation of a 10 million dollar Robotic assembly line. Tooling and equipment purchased for countries as far away as Sydney Australia, Germany and Switzerland which afforded him travel in those countries. Due to relocation, his last job was in Rolls Royce working on Airplane engines. He retired in 2011 while living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended County Line Church of God in Auburn and Garrett.
On May 25, 1968 he married Doris Sleek. She survives in Garrett. Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law; Roy Gary and Olya Jarnagin and Michael and Kayla Jarnagin both of Garrett. Grandchildren and their spouses; Trey Mitchell, Austin and Kiersten Keener, Cole Wooldridge and Brookelynn Jarnagin, Matthew Jarnagin, Brittlee Cox, Hayden Jarnagin and Liberty Jarnagin. Great grandchildren; Emry Keener (Emmy), Everson (Evvy) Jarnagin, Camille (Cami) Keener, Castiel (Cass) Keener and Aspynn Faith Wooldridge. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law; Harold and Sandy Jarnagin of Auburn, a sister and brother-in-law; Berniece and Robert Steller of Auburn, a sister; Julie Huffman of Kendallville and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister; Darlene and three brothers; Terry, Mitchell and Tim.
In keeping with Gary’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be directed to Countyline Church of God at Garrett, 105 West 6th Street, Garrett, Indiana 46738.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.
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