Gary Saylor


Gary A. Saylor, 58, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

He was born on June 30, 1956, to Jay and Janice (Gustin) Saylor in Defiance. On July 27, 2013, he married Tamara (Osborn) Saylor. Gary was a truck driver for the Ney Oil Company 42 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson, and his dogs -- Tucker, Tatum, Breezee and Vinnie -- whom he considered his children. His grandson had a special place in his heart and could always make him smile. Gary was a regular at Bud's Restaurant and devoted himself to the care of his parents.

Gary is survived by his wife, Tamara; father, Jay of Sherwood; stepdaughter, Ashley (fiance' Lance Newman) Imber of Defiance; stepson, Joshua (Abby Rademaker) Imber of St. Charles, Mich.; brothers, Burnell (Sinda) Saylor of Sherwood, Larry (Rhonda) Saylor of Garrett, Ind.; and a grandson, Jaxson Newman of Defiance.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Saylor.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, July 17, 2014; from noon-8 pm Friday, July 18, 2014; and one hour prior to the services Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor David Brobston officiating.

The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the Fort Defiance Humane Society. Online condolences can be given at

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