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Gary Wayne Ulrich

March 31, 1953 ~ April 29, 2019 (age 66)

Gary Wayne Ulrich, 66, of Jackson passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, near his home.

He was born March 31, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, to Melvin and Roberta L. “Bobbie” Cotner Ulrich.

He was a 1971 graduate of Jackson High School. Gary was an avid outdoorsman and spent many hours bass fishing, camping and boating. He also enjoyed vintage motorcycles and collecting things that sparked his interest. He was a member of the Jackson Excelsior DeMolay’s and several area Bass Fishing Clubs. He spent his career as an electrician working both independently and for Black Hawk Electric. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville.  

The proudest moment of his life was when he became a grandfather this past year to Nora Ruth. 

Loving survivors include a daughter, Megan Ulrich (John Leonardi) and their daughter, Nora, of Crested Butte, Colorado; his father, Melvin A. Ulrich of Scott City, Missouri; his mother, Roberta L. “Bobbie” Ulrich of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Sherri (Michael) Punches of Estes Park, Colorado; a brother, J. Steven Ulrich of Scott City; two nieces, Cyndi (Rick) Blalock and daughter, Caroline, of St. Louis and Christina Ulrich of St. Louis.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wesley and Grace Cotner and Joseph and Mabel Ulrich and his beloved dog, Sugar.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to service time, Saturday, May 4, 2019, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Janet Hopkins officiating.  Interment will follow in New Bethel Cemetery near Pocahontas.

To make a memorial contribution directly to the family, please click on the green button that reads to "APPEAL FOR DONTATION". This button is located directly below Gary's photo. You are encourage to make your contribution directly to the family, as the family has incurred unexpected expenses assocaited with Gary's final arrangements.  

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 2536 Boutin Drive Cape Girardeau, MO 63701; the Epilepsy Foundation Missouri & Kansas, 2340 E Meyer Blvd, Ste 300B, Bldg 1, Kansas City, MO 64132-2109, or the American Heart Association, 460 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo 63141.  


Donations may be made to:

New Bethel CEMETERY (located at New Bethel Baptist Church) - Pocahontas, MO
6137 County Road 525, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-833-6894

American Heart Association, St. Louis, Mo
460 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis MO 63141
Tel: 1-314-692-5635

Epilepsy Foundation Missouri & Kansas
2340 E Meyer Blvd Ste 300B Bldg 1, Kansas City MO 64132-2109
Tel: 1-800-264-6970

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri
2536 Boutin Drive, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
Tel: 1-573-334-5837

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