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Obituary for Gary Dove

Gary Lee Dove, 80, husband of Katie Dove, of Anderson, passed away Friday, May 10, 2024, at his residence.

Born in Anderson, on January 7, 1944, he was a son of the late Clifford and Grace Ransom Dove.

Gary was a Chevrolet and Cadillac mechanic specialist and worked for Minyard Automotive and retired from Richard Kay Automotive in Anderson. He was highly regarded as the top GM mechanic in the area.

He was also an avid outdoorsman. He loved fast cars, loved to hunt and fish, and always loved telling his “Big Fish Stories”! Gary was a genuine family man and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Katie Dove, his children, Lamar Dove, Brian Dove, Michelle Dove, Marcus Dove, Trevor Dove (Carlie) and Trenton Dove (Angel), his grandchildren, Cliff Dove, Brandi Dove, Kayla Dove, Victoria Dove, Britney Rice (Daniel), Jessica Roberts, Dylan Barnes, Kenley McDonald, Jordan Dove, and Jemma Dove (Kingston Walther), as well as 14 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sister, Elaine Black, and his brother, Jerry Dove (Debbie).

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Justin Dove, and his sisters, Judy Mitchell and Shirley Nichols.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2024, at LaFrance Church of God, 273 Old Anderson Rd., Pendleton, S.C. 29670. Pastor Roger Allison will officiate, and burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Central.

The body will be placed in the church at 1:00pm.

The family will receive friends from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center, 1621 Pearman Dairy Rd., Anderson, S.C. 29625.

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