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Gary Wimberly

July 23, 1946 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 74)

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We are celebrating the life of Gary Michael Wimberly, a kind and generous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Gary was born in Belen July 23, 1946. At the age of 17, he met the love of his life, Lucy “Pixie” Fisher Wimberly, and the two were married for 56 wonderful years. 

They have five children, 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all of whom, with Pixie, survive Gary. They are daughter, Shianne Smrt and husband, Richard, children, Jax and Neo; daughter, Shell Wimberly and children, Stoney, Ayzia, Brody and Mason and his daughter, Lilly, Jace and partner, Sydney, Nathan, Jenna and husband, David Rael with their daughters, Brook and Bexley; son, Shawn Wimberly and wife, Cyndi and children, Stormie, Kavon, Mariam, Lane and Casey and wife, Susan, with their children Richard and James; son, Shane Wimberly and wife, Amy, with children, Morgan, Tuff and Ty with children Bowen and Hunter; daughter, Shantell Anderson and husband, Todd, and children, Ashley and Amber. Gary is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Davis and wife, Judy. 

Gary loved children, especially his own; he carried all his babies into the family home for the first time, telling them “give me a kiss.” 

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Grady Eugene and Geneva Murel Wimberly; his brothers, Grady Jr., Johnny and Jerry.

Gary and Pixie moved to Clovis in 1967, where he worked for the AT&SF Railroad. Gary and family moved back to Belen in 1969, and Gary, known as “GM” at the railroad, continued to work for the railroad until his retirement in 1998. During his career, Gary served as the local chairman for the switchmen union and filled several positions including conductor. 

Gary was an accomplished outdoorsman, and took his children hunting, trapping, fishing and to many rodeos.  He spent years buying and selling items and had good friends at the flea markets. 

Gary passed away in his home Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, surrounded by family and his faithful dog, Buddy.  An online guest register is available at Noblin.com

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