July 20, 1947 - January 25, 2021
Gary Wayne Markley, 73, of Edinburg passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Winchester Medical Center surrounded by his loving wife and children. A private service will be held at Wakeman's Grove Church of the Brethren, Edinburg at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 30. Family only at the church (masks required) with a virtual service being held starting at 1:40 pm with a slide presentation on YouTube; https://youtu.be/H4u0Czuo3X0. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pastors Mark Bowyer and P.G. Coverstone will officiate. Friends may view and sign the guest book on Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Tucker Markley, Jeremiah Hollar, Joshua Hollar, Justin Hollar, Will Thompson and Darrell Cook. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Garber, Cecil Holler, Gamaliel Cook and Loraine Polk. He was born July 20, 1947 the son of the late Elmer Winfield and Hilda Barb Markley. Gary was a 1965 graduate of Central High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War in 1967. Gary is survived by his wife, of almost 53 years, Gloria Cook Markley who were united in marriage on March 16, 1968. Their children are Darrin “Toby” Markley and wife Holly and Melissa “Missy” Hollar and husband Jimmy all of Edinburg. Also surviving are grandchildren: Whitney and Tucker Markley, Morgan Hollar, Jillian Hollar, Jeremiah (Cathy), Joshua (Katie) and Justin (Megan); great-grandchildren: Anika Perry, Taylor, Lauren, Jacob, and Jackson Hollar. Also surviving are a brother Jackie D. Markley (Luella) of Woodstock; nephews, Billy Markley (Sue), Patrick Markley (Delane) and niece, Susan Mason. Gary was also survived by special sisters-in-law Peggy Cook and Eleanor Cook; and proud to be Uncle Gary to special nieces and nephews from the Cook family: Catherine Looman (Rick), Sherwood Stephens (Becky), Charlene Miller (Donald), Celeste Crowder (Todd), Simpson Stephens, Kelly Pence, Darrell Cook, Kim George (Dennis), Donald Cook, Jr. He was predeceased by his wife’s parents, Homer and Rebecca Cook; brothers-in-law Dwight H. Cook and Donald A. Cook, sister-in-law Geneva Stephens, and nephews Samuel, Sheldon and Sterling Stephens. Gary was a member of Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren, Edinburg where he and Gloria served as a deacon couple for almost 40 years. He served on the Church Board, youth advisors and many other capacities. Gary loved his Lord and his church family and served as door greeter for many years, sharing a hug and/or a mint with the younger ones and not so younger ones each Sunday. He was a good hugger!! He and his son Toby have operated Markley’s Auto Service in Edinburg since 1996. He was dedicated to his customers and treated each person fairly with respect and dignity. However, his highest priority, next to his Lord, was his family and friends. Gary loved family gatherings and especially making ice cream for the grandkids when they asked! He was “Uncle Gary” to so many children/adults and loved them all as his own ready to offer advice and his words of wisdom and encouragement when needed. He will be so greatly missed. To God be the glory, great things he hath done! Memorial contributions may be made to Wakemans Grove Church Building Fund, 668 Wakemans Grove Road, Edinburg, VA 22824or Brethren Woods, 4896 Armentrout Path, Keezletown, VA 22832. Online condolences can be left at www.valleyfs.com Arrangements by Heishman Funeral Home Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch, Edinburg.
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