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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Gary A. Fishback

  • Gary A. Fishback, 72, of rural hannibal, Mo., passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Ill.
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  • Gary A. Fishback, 72, of rural hannibal, Mo., passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Ill.
    He was born Dec. 16, 1940, in Lewis County, Mo., the son of Albert and Mary Jo Gruber Fishback.
    Gary was a 1954 graduate of Monroe City High School, Monroe City, Mo. He was a member of the Monroe City First Baptist Church. He was a Hannibal businessman since 1990. He founded Consolidated Machine and Welding and was co-owner with Andy and Mike Fishback after the 1993 flood.
    He joined the Missouri Army National Guard in December of 1959. In 1973 Gary was commander of the Hannibal unit and was promoted to captain during the April flood and got the new armory in Huckleberry Park under construction. He was then transferred to Command and Control in the Jefferson City Unit and promoted to major. He retired from the National Guard in 1984. He was a member of the Hannibal American Legion and past member of the Hannibal Rotary.
    He was married to Peggy O’Neal in 1960. With that marriage came three sons. He then was married to Joann Aldrich in 1981.
    Survivors include three sons, Jeff Fishback, Hannibal, Mo., Mike Fishback, Bernhardt, Mo., and Andy Fishback and wife, Andrea, Hannibal, Mo.; three sisters, Judy Potterfield and husband, Ren, Monroe City, Mo., Joyce Ann Franklin and husband, Dick, Independence, Mo., and Peggy Shaver and husband, Neal, Dunnellon, Fla.; grandchildren, Jeremy Fishback, Alexis Fishback, Erin Fishback, Ryan Fishback, Nathan Fishback and Emily Fishback; and three stepgrandchildren, Caleb Pashia and wife, Aimee, Colin Pashia and Taylor Pashia. He is also survived by two stepgreat-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Monroe City First Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Goughnour will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Mo.
    Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City, Mo.
    Active pallbearers will be Ryan Fishback, Nathan Fishback, the Honorable Robert M. Clayton, Jim Bishop, Wayne Tipton and Tom Winking.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Glascock, Russ Alexander, Robert Vanwinkle, Shelly Vanwinkle, Gerald Foreman, J.D. Underhill, Jim Underhill, Larry Bronestine and the Honorable Mary Rhodes Russell.
    Memorials have been suggested to the Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch or the donor’s choice.
    Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home and Chapel, Monroe City, Mo.
    Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com

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