Gary Lee Morehead Jr., 60, of Mt. Morris, Pa. was wrapped in God’s merciful love and called home on Aug. 8, 2020. Gary was born on Dec. 13, 1959, in Kittanning, Pa., the son of the late Gary Lee Morehead Sr. and Thelma May Van Horn Morehead.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Laura Jean Morehead, who lovingly cared for him during his long battle with ALS. He is also survived by his son, Dorsey Morehead (Tonya), of Core; daughter, Tonya Hull (Jason), of Mt. Morris, Pa.; grandchildren, Felicia Lambert, Cody Morehead, MaKayla Hull and Riley Morehead; two brothers, Jeff Morehead (Kim), of Morgantown, and Bill Morehead (Rosie), of Waynesburg; five sisters, Carole Toothman (Stan), of Fairmont, Robin Morehead, of Morgantown, Melissa Phillips (Brian), of Spraggs, Pa., Lisa Matthews (Shawn), of Morgantown, and Tina Bryan (Michael), of Morgantown; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by a niece, Miranda Lee Masar, and a great-nephew, Bentley Matthew Czako.
Gary worked for years as a superintendent with Coastal Drilling East. He loved spending time with racing GNCC, camping and spending all of the time he could with his grandchildren. In his later years, with the help of his sister, Carole, and brother-in-law, Stan, GLM Woodcrafts was introduced. His memory will live on from the many wonderful items he made for others.
Gary was an active member of Covenant Church in Fairmont where he was a greeter at many services.
The family would like to thank the following healthcare workers who cared for Gary: Dr. Gabriella Horvath, Dr. Andrzej Jaworski and wife Cindy, Dr. Cheryl Smith (ALS Clinic), Dr. Michael Hurst, Dr. John McKnight, Joeli Olson and staff with Mountaineer Home Medical, Stella Street and the entire staff at University Town Centre Giant Eagle Pharmacy. All of your kindness and caring gave much comfort.
Also, the family would like to send a very special thank you to the following for their love and continuous support: Harry and Lenora Czako, Michael and Linda Hall, Randy and Shirley McCoy, Scott and Kelly Kiger and Stan and Carole Toothman.
The family will receive friends at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 12, and again from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastors Josh Morgan and Roy Weese officiating. Following the funeral service, Gary will be laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Face coverings will be required along with proper social distancing when attending the visitation and services.