Gary Bevill, age 72, of Bethel, MO, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Salt River Community Care in Shelbina, MO.
He was born August 25, 1940, in Bethel, MO, the son of Edward C. and Wanda Lee Taylor Bevill. On September 21, 1958, he was united in marriage to Lucy Ann Payne at Shelbyville, MO. She preceded him in death on November 30, 2012.
Gary is survived by three children, Roxy Stevens Latta and husband O.C. of Hannibal, MO, Danny Bevill and wife Teresa of Bethel, MO and Kelly Bevill and wife Kim of Kirksville, MO; ten grandchildren, Darrah Kasicki and husband Kirk, Joshua Stevens, Mica Stevens, Timothy Stevens, Bethany Dyke and husband Bobby, Caleb Stevens, Justin Bevill, Kolton Bevill, Jaime Bevill and Kenzie Bevill; two step-grandchildren, Mandy St. Leger and husband Nick, Trey Latta and wife Amy; three great-grandchildren; ten great-grandsons; five step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and three sisters, Carolyn, Kara Sue and Linda.
Gary was a graduate of Bethel High School and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was past president and board member of Shelby County Fire Department. He was a lifelong farmer. Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing and liked to be involved in stock car racing.
Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Shelbyville, MO, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO, on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Shelby County Fire Department.