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Gary Roger Napier, 77, Nashville

Gary Roger Napier, 77, Nashville, passed away at noon on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Bloomington Hospital following complications from cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Vicki Talley Napier. He is also survived by daughters Carrie Maddock (Dave) and Jari Trumbauer (Bruce), both daughters of Sherry R. Napier; his grandchildren, Carli and Benjamin Maddock, Lauren and Kevin Trumbauer.

Gary was born in West Virginia, son of Eva Mae and Esau Wayne Napier. He was raised in Southern California where he lived until 1968, when he and his family relocated to Texas to begin his business of 44 years, Le Air Company, Inc. His company produced graphics, etchings, statuary, custom designs and metal works of art. He was an award winning artist and designer. Gary and wife Vicki recently retired and moved to Nashville to be near his daughters and grandchildren. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and took great pride in his country. Gary was very passionate in the beauty of nature and photography. He appreciated the arts, and good jazz music, Sinatra and Sammy Davis. He loved to ride cross country motorcycles over the years. Gary was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and a good friend. He will be greatly missed. 

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to

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  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road