Gary W. Dunford passed away at his home on Dec. 8, 2017. He was born on Dec. 7, 1948 to Robert and Phyllis (Liard) Dunford in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He had been a resident of Avon Park since 1984 coming from Bellingham, Massachusetts. Gary was a motorcycle rider and enjoyed driving semi for the race team. He was a member of Highlands County Moose Lodge 2494 as a Pilgrim. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Gary is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Gary Dunford (Bobbie Jo) of Avon Park and Jason Dunford of Tampa; siblings, Robert Dunford of Naples, Sharon Dean of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Darlene Trotlier and Keith Dunford, both of Bellingham, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Jonathan, Joshua, Tyler and Jacob Dunford, Peyton Folkening and Delaney Barnes. He was predeceased by his brother, Bryan Dunford.
A celebration of life will be held at the Moose lodge at a later date. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 111 E. Circle St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Online condolences may be left at www.stephensonnelsonfh.com.