Gary Richard High, 63, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm in the hospital.
A family led memorial service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm at 629 E. Van Buren, Decatur,
Illinois 62526. There will be a BBQ get together for his friends and family. Memorials may be made to Deborah
High, Kari High, or Lindsey Cisco. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service and Care is assisting the family.
Gary was born in August of 1953, in Rockford, Illinois. He was the son of Richard High. He graduated from
Auburn High School, Rockford, Illinois, and a vocational class. Gary was a carpenter and painter and worked for
Gentry’s, Decatur, I. He married Deborah High in July of 2005. They were married thirteen years and were
together for twenty-five years.
Gary is survived by his wife, Deborah; daughters: Kari N. High and Lindsey M. Cisco; and six grandchildren. He is
also survived by his sister, Sandra, and his cousin, Doug High. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Richard
His favorite style of music was rock ‘n roll, hard metal, and blues. He liked NASCAR racing and to tell jokes.
Gary’s favorite Bible verse was the Lord’s Prayer. Gary will be missed as he and Deborah looked out for each
other until he passed.