Willard Gary Carlson, age 71 of Newton Falls passed away at his home on the morning of Friday, April 21, 2023. known to many as Gary; he was born in Lorain, Ohio on April 27, 1951, the son of late Willard Robert and Alice G. (Schrecengost) Carlson.
Gary was a 1969 graduate of Newton Falls High School. A lifetime area resident, Gary worked as a truck driver for Leaseway Trucking retiring in 2011. He enjoyed camping with his family at their campground.
On July 3, 1971 Gary married the former Susan Jean Taylor and together they shared 51 years of marriage.
Gary is survived by his wife Susan Carlson of Newton Falls; two sons and their wives Jason D. (Audra) Carlson of Youngstown and Marcus G. (Stephanie) Carlson of Niles; a sister Linda (Dave) Beca of Howland; two brothers and their wives Robert (Kathy) Carlson and William (Nina) Carlson all of Newton Falls; seven grandchildren; Samantha Carlson, Lilly Carlson, Davin Stilson, Gwenyth Carlson, Maggie Carlson, & Weston and Owen Kuhns.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Katie (Carlson) Berry.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no services in respect of his wishes.
Arrangements for Gary have been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 (330) 872-5440. Family and friends may view this obituary online and send condolences to the family at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.
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