William Theodore Gary III

William Theodore Gary III passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 after a brief illness.

He was predeceased by his father, William Theodore Gary Jr.; his mother, Irene von Kamp Gary; his brother, Albert von Kamp Gary; and his sister, Maude Gary Doris.

Survivors include his wife, Judith McLaughlin Gary; and his children, William Theodore Gary IV (Wendi), Katherine Gary Hotchkiss (Charles) and Judith Gary Taylor (Donald); grandchildren, include William Gary Salters (Courtney), Judith Gary Rader, Frank Salters Gary, and Katherine Salters Bodkin (Hobart) and their child, Calhoun Graves Bodkin. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews with a special friendship with Albert von Kamp Gary III. The family has a world of appreciation and gratitude for Mr. Robert Lollar and his family.

Mr. Gary was born in 1931 in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from Boys Catholic High and Georgia Institute of Technology.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years during the Korean War.

His business career included president of Gary Concrete Products, president of the American Concrete Pipe Association, president of The American Prestressed Association, board director of Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and chairman of the board of directors of SunTrust Bank and Trust.

Mr. Gary was a member of Church of The Most Holy Trinity in Augusta, Georgia and St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Sapphire.

He was founding member of Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers, of which he was president for many years, and Heritage Club in Augusta, Georgia. He was a member of The Augusta Assembly and The Augusta National Golf Club. He was past president of the Augusta Country Club.

Bill Gary was a man with deep passion for his many interests and endeavors. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

There was a funeral mass at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 at Church of the Most Holy Trinity with Father Brett Brannen acting as celebrant. A reception for friends and family followed graveside at Summerville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, if so desired.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Road, Augusta, Georgia, 706-364-8484. Sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com.

 

 

 

 

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