In Loving Memory…

Gary L. Wasson

Gary Lloyd Wasson, 76, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

He was born January 12, 1942, in Sedalia, son of Lloyd Ragean and Helen Lucille (Campbell) Wasson, who preceded him in death.

On December 3, 1961, at East Sedalia Baptist Church in Sedalia, he married Lura Ann (Fowler), who preceded him in death on July 28, 2017.

As a young adult, Gary worked for Fingland Glass and Sedalia Monument. He then worked for Coca-Cola for more than 40 years. He was a lifetime member of the Teamsters Union.

Gary was a Boy Scout leader and received the Silver Beaver award in 2001, the highest honor given to leaders. He also served on the District Scout Committee.

Gary was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows.

He was a member of Parkview Christian Church and had served as a deacon.

Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, and tinkering with things.

Surviving are a daughter, Stephanie Masters (Dwayne), of Sedalia; a son, Stephen Wasson (Jo), of Belton, TX; two granddaughters, Haley Wasson Zaruba (Matt), and Chelsey Wasson; two great-granddaughters, Carson and Parker Jo Zaruba; a brother, Joe Wasson (Cindy) , of Sedalia; and a sister, Linda Wasson, of Sedalia.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 29, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rodney Brown officiating.

Casket bearers will be Aric Wasson, Casey Wasson, Rick Muessig, Richard Stewart, Robert Hartman and Dale Guerrini.

Honorary bearers will be Mike and Mary Matchael.

Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Parkview Christian Church or Show-Me Christian Youth Home.


  1. Jim & Joyce Monroe :

    Stephanie & Dwayne, We are so saddened to hear of Gary’s death. We are in Ohio and will be traveling home on Monday, so we will not be able to be at his services. Please know you are in our prayers.

  2. Kirsten Kowalski (Bridges) :

    So sorry for your loss!

  3. Barbara Rather Fain :

    So sorry for your loss. May God’s blessings help you in your time of need and sorrow.

  4. Sorry to find out that my best friend from my youth has passed away. My sincere sympathy to the family and friends We lived half a block away on east 4th and I swear I spent as much or more time at his house as I did my own.I was lucky and blessed to have had him for a friend all through our school years.

  5. So sorry for your loss your family are in my prayers, Gary Rest in Peace

  6. Shahara Timbrook :

    Stephanie, I have such fond memories of your father when I was a child growing up. I remember prior to the marriage of your mother, Lura my aunt when they were dating. Gary would take us on walks in the woods in Sedalia on Sunday afternoon to be able to spend time with your mother. Back then no lady would be alone with a man, that’s where we came in. Grandma Fowler would let Lura be alone with your father as long as we were in tow. My memories are many and both your father and mother will remain in my thoughts always. Am so sorry for your loss.
    Shahara and family.

  7. So very sorry for your loss. Sending our prayers and thoughts to your family. Mark and Ada Mays

  8. I have nothing but sweet memories of Uncle Gary as a small child. When we visited our grandma and grandpa he would take us kids on walks. Even though I was the smallest he would lift me up and carry me so I could keep up. I take much comfort uncle Gary and Aunt Lura are together again.

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