Gary Rue Barclay departed this life November 20, 2010 in Sheridan,Wyoming, at the age of 62 years. Gary was born June 13, 1948 in Lebanon, MO, to Robert Gibb Barclay and Anna Florene Brisch Barclay.
Gary made his profession of faith to Christ by being baptized, at eight years of age. He served his Lord faithfully, until he was called to his eternal rest.
Gary graduated high school from Newcastle, WY in 1966. He continued his education by graduating in 1970 from BHSU in Spearfish,SD with a BS in Business Administration. He was involved in numerous activities during his education. He played football, basketball, track, cross-country, and baseball. He sang with the Black Hills Singers at BHSU, and was also in a numerous musical and theater productions with his twin brother Larry. Which included the lead in the production "Oklahoma" at BHSU.
Gary had spent his career working for companies that include Shell Oil Company (10 yrs), Federal Bentonite (10 yrs), and American Colloid Company (20 yrs). He retired in 2001 from ACC. He spent the last few years working at Shiptons, Warehouse Market, Cook's Painting, and helping his friend Dale Holder with his business.
His life’s passions that he shared dearly with his twin brother Larry and nephew Brandon included numerous hunting and fishing trips. Gary was an avid golfer and played in many golf tournaments with Larry and Brandon. He also had a passion for reading and had read so many books. He was always there for his family. Attending high school graduations, weddings, the births of nieces & nephews and great nieces and nephews. His heart was as big as the sky.
Gary is survived by his twin brother, Larry G.(Dianne)Barclay of Sheridan, Wyoming; a sister, Joan Holwell of Newcastle, Wyoming; a brother, David (Joyce) Barclay of Lake Charles,LA; and his stepmother, Charlene Barclay of Lebanon,MO. Special nieces and nephews Brandon Barclay of Brigham City,UT; Shannon (Josh) Baity of Belle Fourche,SD, Brianne (Ryan C) Harris of Rapid City,SD, Nelson Holwell, Teresa Clingan, Heather Boyer, Jennifer Barclay, Christopher Barclay, Aaron Barclay, and Lauren Barclay. Ten great nieces and nephews, several cousins, aunts, and an uncle all mourn the loss of their loved one. And a number of hunting, fishing and golfing buddies and just good friends throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert "Gibb" Barclay and mother Florene Barclay and an infant brother.
He will be missed dearly by all of his loved ones and know he is in a better place. We Love You and We Will Miss You Gary.
Open casket visitation for Mr. Barclay will be 8:00 A. M. to 9:00 A. M. Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Closed casket visitation will be from 9:00 A. M. to10:00 A. M. at the Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A. M. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Lee officiating. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Gary may be made to the Gary Barclay Memorial Golf Fund, or for funds to purchase big game licenses for veteran’s or handicapped persons, in care of Larry Barclay, #134, Highway 335, Sheridan, WY 82801