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Gary B. Kingdom 1947-2020

NORTH BLOOMFIELD — Gary Bruce Kingdom, age 73, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at his home, after a battle with cancer.

He was born on July 23, 1947, in Warren, the son of Wayne L. Kingdom and Irene Cannon Pugh.

Gary was married to Sandra Lee Elwood Kingdom on Sept. 10, 1977. He was a self-employed truck driver who retired in 2000 from Ranger Landstar. He enjoyed farming, restoring antique trucks and tractors, dozing and excavating. Gary enjoyed playing Santa for children in the area for 45 years. He especially liked going to Florida in the winter and spending time with his family, friends, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lee Kingdom; five children, Keith Kingdom, Denise (Ezra) Warner, Kris Koon, Dwayne Kingdom and Kurtis (Corissa) Kingdom, all of North Bloomfield; and grandchildren, Cassady, Katrina, Jacquelyn, Hannah, Madelyn, Peyton, Lexi, Jazlynn, Jase and Grace.

Preceded in death by his parents, Wayne (Louise) Kingdom and Irene (Bobby) Pugh.

A funeral service officiated by Rev. Vernon Palo will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, Ohio 44076, with burial to follow at Brownwood Cemetery, North Bloomfield. Visitation will be held at the funeral home 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Please be advised, per the state of Ohio, facial covering is required to attend. The family requests that instead of sending flowers, please make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) or Hospice of the Valley (www.hospiceofthevalley.com). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com

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