Gary James Monteith, Sr.

January 27, 1943 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Gary James Monteith, Sr. Obituary

Gary James Monteith, Sr., 81, of Burfordville, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at his home.

Gary was born January 27, 1943, in Red Bud, Illinois. His parents were Cecil and Henrietta Diebold Monteith. 

Gary moved to St. Louis and was a 1960 graduate of Normandy High School.  He honorably served in the U.S. Navy from July 15, 1960, to January 24, 1964.  He and Carolyn Robison were married April 21, 1962.

In 1976, Gary and Carolyn moved the family to their new home near Burfordville.  He was a general contractor and owned Custom Builders.  In 1985, he built The Corner Store in Burfordville with his neighbor.

Gary liked to be outdoors, loved warm weather, bass fishing, gardening, and woodworking.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Gary was known for his willingness to help others, his vast and varied knowledge, and his sense of humor.  He was always faithful to Christ and was active in the Cape County Cowboy Church in Gravel Hill.

To cherish his memory, Gary leaves his wife of nearly 62 years, Carolyn Monteith; two children, Kerri (Larry) Wagner of Burfordville, and Scott Monteith of Marble Hill; daughter-in-law, Kim (late Jim) Monteith of Jackson; grandchildren:  Britney Doyal and her daughter Callie of Santa Fe, Texas; Jacob (Megan) Monteith and their children, Haven, Asher, and Rose of Gordonville; Austin (Macy) Doyal and their sons, Marshall and Ronan of Jackson; Joshua Doyal of Burfordville; a sister, Sharon (Dale) Wolyniak; and five half-siblings.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary James “Jim” Monteith, Jr.; an infant son; and his parents.  

The family will host a memorial visitation from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Cape County Cowboy Church in Gravel Hill.  The Rev. Jim Matthews will conduct a life celebration ceremony starting at 4 p.m., followed by military honors.  Private inurnment will be held later at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. 

If considering a memorial, the family suggests St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Memorial Visitation
February 18, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cape County Cowboy Church (Gravel Hill)
1040 Co Rd 370
Marble Hill, MO 63764

Celebration of Life Memorial Service
February 18, 2024

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Cape County Cowboy Church (Gravel Hill)
1040 Co Rd 370
Marble Hill, MO 63764

Please note
Ceremony followed by military honors.


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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