Mr. Gary Charles Shedd, age 78, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on August 18, 1942 to Charles & Elvina (Gonyo) Shedd and served his country in the US Army. He married the former Betty Hughes on December 21, 1960. Mr. Shedd had been employed as a realtor for Remax. Gary was a member of the Toastmasters and BNI, he was very social and enjoyed people of all kinds. He loved playing table tennis and was a member of the Muskegon Table Tennis club. Gary and Betty loved to travel visiting special places and creating lasting memories. He was an avid music listener, theatergoer and loved attending live performances. Gary was a fan of the Detroit Tigers and the Muskegon Big Reds.
Wife, Betty Shedd; Children, Brett (Eva Grace) Shedd of Maryland, David (Judi) Shedd of Hesperia, Eric Shedd of Muskegon, Cindy (Brad Wingett) Shedd of Muskegon; Grandchildren, John (Noelle) Shedd, Jacob Wingett, Melissa Goldberg, Jessica (Jesse) Shavalier, Elizabeth Shedd, Gage Moravec, Gavin Moravec; Great-grandchildren, Briar, Hayden, Gwen, Piper; Nephew, Luke Rosencrans. He was preceded in death by his Sister, Luanne Rosencrans.
Thursday, June 10, 11:00am with visitation one hour prior to the service at Clock Funeral Home-Muskegon.
MEMORIAL: Wings of Mercy. Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon
"I am beyond sad just now hearing of the loss of my wonderful friend Gary. He was a big part of the Table Tennis Club since it was in Moon School back in the 1970's. Never ever heard a negative comment from Gary. The club disbanded around 1976 and I started it back up in 1978. Gary was one of the first to come back and help recruit people to play. It took a few weeks but it picked up and has been going strong since.
I decided to retire from table tennis in 1987 and Gary was the one I knew was destined to take over and did he. He was happy to continue it and built it up to new heights. I don't know how long he continued to run it, but I knew he was still playing the last he told me in 2019.
I am heart broken and wish his family only the very best blessings and trust that God will give you his peace."
"We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. We are grateful for the short time we had getting to know our ?Michigan family? at John and Noely?s wedding. We had hoped to get to know him better. Our hearts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Thinking of you, Betty and Brett and his family and friends who miss him so much. Next time I play a game of table tennis over at John?s house, I will think of Gary! Much love from your Maryland family - Keri and Gary Jacobs, Shannon and Scott (Noely?s family) "
"I always appreciated Gary. He was so kind and at the same time a true competitor. He was a gentleman in victory and defeat. I also knew him through Table Tennis! We will miss you Gary!"
"Gary was one of the most kind gentle man I have ever met. Privileged to get to know him as a friend over the last 22 years . Rest In Peace . "
"I met Gary in 2007 through the table tennis club. He will be greatly missed. Always a tough competitor, always positive, always a smile when he saw you. "
"I met Gary 30 years ago when I first walked into the table tennis club he was so passionate about. He was always the competitor on the other side of the table with quick hands and a deceptive backhand. Always a pleasure to play.
We shared business, music interest and most importantly the friendship of his family. My thoughts go out to Betty , Eric , Dave and Judy , Cindy and Jacob, and the rest of the family i never had the pleasure of meeting. What is evident from knowing the family is what an amazing job he and Betty did raising their family.
I thank him for leaving a lasting impact on me and many others. He will be missed....
"When I started in the mortgage business over 25 years ago Gary was one of the first realtors to sit and meet with me. He always had a kind and caring heart! Getting to work with him at ReMax the last few years has been a blessing! What a good man, he will be missed!! I'll miss our afternoon chats!"
" Our sincere condolences to Betty and the whole family for their loss of a great man. Gary was kind and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He had a nice smile and great laugh. I remember going to hear Cindy sing, and Gary and Betty were always there at every event. Gary was always there to support all his children. Gary, you will be deeply missed! We pray GOD gives you and the family the strength to endure the difficult times ahead. ---- Larry & Debbie McRae "
"So sorry for your loss , I always enjoyed our spirited table tennis matches and our conversations afterward. Gary was a great guy and will be deeply missed "
"TO GARY'S ENTIRE FAMILY, I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED MY VISITS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH GARY AT THE OFFICE. HE WAS TENACIOUS AND KIND AND HE WILL BE MISSED. HE WAS A GREAT MAN WHO LOVED HIS FAMILY SO MUCH. I PRAY THAT GOD PROVIDES YOU WITH THE STRENGTH AND PEACE AS YOU ENDURE THE DIFFICULT DAYS AHEAD. "
"I remember Gary and Betty played competitive games of Scrabble with each other. Amazed me with their high point games. He played it cool but you could tell when he was about to deliver a high point word by the slight grin on his face. I will always think of you as a big brother I didn't have. "
"My thoughts and prayers to Betty and her wonderful family I have many fond memories growing up with the Shedd family Gary will be greatly missed "
"I will miss my kind and patient Uncle Gary. I remember, on the way to driving me home after a visit, he would always stop and buy a bag of candy bars to eat on the trip. I enjoyed our search for a home with him, and are still enjoying the house he found for us for over 10 years. My love to the great family he created. "
"Aunt Betty and the cousins
So sorry for your loss. Gary will be greatly missed may God fill you with peace and comfort you during this time of grieving. Alex & Nancy Abler"