RICHFORD — Gary B. Lothian, age 69, husband of Barbara (Churchill) Lothian, passed away Friday morning, Nov. 8, 2013 at the Franklin County Rehab Facility in St. Albans with his family at his side.
Gary was born Oct. 13, 1944 in Franklin, the son of the late Earl and Catherine (Tittemore) Lothian.
Gary was raised and attended schools in Franklin. He entered the United States Marine Corp on Aug. 7, 1962. He served in Viet-Nam, receiving many medals during his tour and was honorably discharged on Oct. 17, 1966. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 12 of Richford and the V.F.W. Post # 778 of Swanton. Gary worked as a self-employed carpenter most of his working career. He was an avid Red Sox fan.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lothian of Richford. Gary and Barbara were married on Nov. 30, 1972. He is also survived by his son, Eric Lothian and his wife, Amy, of Cabot, Ark.; his daughter, Sara Tillotson and her husband, Courtney, of Richford; his grandchildren, Jarrett and Avery Tillotson, and Allison and Levi Lothian; his brothers, Alton Lothian and his wife, Betty, of Richford, and Loren Lothian and his companion D. Anne Clark of Franklin; his sisters, Beverly Cyr and her husband Robert of Swanton, and Sandra Benjamin and her husband, Herman, of St. Albans; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Gary was predeceased by his sister, Geraldine Richard; and brothers, Guy, Merriman, Roger, Arthur and Stanley Lothian.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Rev. Jason McConnell officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the East Franklin Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.
For those who wish, contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to Gary’s family through www.spearsfuneralhome.com