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Fort Plain – Gary R. Folts, Sr., 70, of Fort Plain, passed away peacefully on Friday June 22, 2018 at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home with his devoted family by his side.
He was born December 31, 1947 in Herkimer, the son of the late Earl and Jennie (Armstrong) Folts. He was educated in Canajoharie schools.
He was married to the former Louise LaComb.
Mr. Folts was a United States Army veteran, enlisting on August 15, 1967 and was honorably discharged on July 26, 1969 with the rank of SP4.
Gary was last employed as a truck driver for Tri Valley Crop Center in Sprakers, NY.
Mr. Folts was a life time member of the Fort Plain VFW, Earl Stock Memorial Post #3275 and the Amvets Club Post 2000 in Fort Plain.
A man devoted to his family, Gary’s life was centered around his loved ones, especially the quality time he spent with his grandchildren. In his leisure he enjoyed the Rodeo and in his younger years he was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Gary had a great sense of humor was and known for always having a joke for everyone he met.
Survivors include his wife Louise; two daughters, Pauline Brownell and husband John of Fort Plain, and Rebecca King and fiancé Christopher Mayton of St. Johnsville, 2 sons, Gary R. Folts, Jr., and Kayla Przestrzelski and Donald Folts and Amie Johnson both of Fort Plain; his grandchildren, Joshua, Darrin, Nicole, Gabrielle, Xavier, Ivan, Zachary, Trevor, Samantha, Kayla and Brice; 8 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Earl Folts, Robert Folts, Earlene Rice, Rodney Folts, Aletha Cook, Melissa Folts, Daniel Gray, Marilyn Williams, Edward Gay and Beverly Myers.
He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Frances Goodsill, Jennie Gray and his brothers, William Gay, George Gay and Norman Gray.
A celebration of Gary's life will be held on Saturday August 11, 2018, starting at 12:00 noon at the Fort Plain Amvets Club Post 2000, 990 State Highway 163, Fort Plain, NY . Funeral arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to the Masonic Lodge), 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, NY.