Gary Milton Solomon, 75, a life-long resident of the Brayton Community, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at home with his loving family at his side.
Gary served in the United States Army, and afterwards worked as a mold setter in an automotive factory for over 40 years. He loved all his children and grandchildren, enjoyed the outdoors, pitching horseshoes, playing croquet and badminton, hiking, digging for arrowheads, playing cards, and working on lawn mowers. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eula Ferguson Solomon; brothers, Jimmy, John Randall, and Charles Wayne Solomon; sister, Eliza Fields.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Della Ottinger Solomon; sons, Franklin (Tenna) Smith, Michael Fields; daughters, Kathy Banks, Tammy Long; sister, Dorothy Brown; grandchildren, Nikki (Jeremy) Sharp, Jessica Russell, John Gillespie, Shawntae Gillespie, and Brett Williams; six great-grandchildren, Riley Sharp, Owen Hancock, Ezekiel Willaims, Sahara Williams, Charleigh Howser, and Isla Russell; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
A celebration of life was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, at the funeral home with Pastor Leroy Smith officiating. Burial was in Brayton Cemetery.
Condolences can be made at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com. Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.