Gary Vincent Shaver of Randleman, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 after tenaciously battling COPD for nearly 10 years.
Gary was born in Greenville, SC on December 20th, 1952, to Shirley and Gerald Shaver. After traveling with his mother and father in his early years, he began his lifelong passion as an automobile mechanic after graduating from Alamance Community College in Graham, NC. He worked for many years as an auto mechanic with J.C. Penney in Greensboro, NC, then helped his mother and father start and operate a textile machine and machine parts business in Greensboro. After becoming established as a quality source for textile parts, Gary became sole owner of Shaver Supplies and Services in Randleman, NC. He ran the business successfully until 2019.
Gary loved people and wanted them to know that he appreciated them. One of his favorite joys was baking homemade pound cakes and giving them to people who he felt went out of their way for others, whether it be his doctors and nurses to cashiers and other workers at supermarkets. He enjoyed his soap operas, long talks with his brother and being a mentor and great friend to his next door neighbors.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother, Steve, and his wife Karen of Tennessee, his sister Suzanne of Florida, and his nephew, Daniel who is currently in medical school in New York City. His dearest friends were his Randleman next door neighbors, Randy and Kelly Smith, and the wonderful caregivers at Hospice of Randolph, in Asheboro, NC…all of whom made him feel loved and appreciated.
Informal memorial gifts in his honor and memory can be made by simply doing something kind to others. That would please him very much.