George Gary Carden, 69, of Nixa passed away in is home on June 2nd. Known to all as Gary, he was born to George and Betty Carden on May 11th, 1953. A graduate of Willard High School, Gary proudly served in the US Marine Corps from 1973-1977. Gary was an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was always most in his element while enjoying his time outdoors. Gary’s most fulfilling job next to being a father was working for the National Park Service.
Gary was preceded in death by his mother Betty Lou Carden and George Alfred Carden. Gary is survived by his sister Kathy Eldridge; sister Robin Gobetz; son and daughter-in-law, Kelsey and Lauren Carden (St. Louis); daughter and son-in-law, Lynsey and Jed Parn (IL); and grandchildren Georgie and RJ Parn and Charlie Carden. Gary is also survived by his stepmother Karen Carden, ex-wife Debby Short-Carden and nephews Justin and Michael Wyrsch and Will Gobetz.
Cremation rites have been entrusted to Adams Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, MO