Gary E. Plumer, 60, led active life in community
Gary E. Plumer, 60, of Cortland died unexpectedly Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Schneck Memorial Hospital.
A celebration of life will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 1434 W. Second St., Seymour, with Rev. Lewis Wright officiating. Friends and family may call at the church Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Voss Funeral Service in Seymour was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Plumer was a 1971 graduate of Seymour High School where he was a member of the undefeated 1969-1970 basketball team. He worked full time on his family farm, Plumer (Hay) Farms, in partnership with his father. He loved rodeos and was co-founder of Jackson County Rodeo, Inc.
Mr. Plumer was a lifetime member of Central Christian Church and was also a member of the American Legion Post 89, Knights of Columbus, Seymour Elks, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Seymour Chamber of Commerce, and Blue Hole Board. He was also a member of the National Hay Association and supporter of the Jackson County Open Horse Show and Jackson County Fair. In addition to farming, Mr. Plumer enjoyed attending Colts games, NASCAR races, and spending quality time with family, friends, and his grandchildren.
Born in Seymour on May 8, 1953, Mr. Plumer was the son of Donald "Joe" Plumer and Deloris "Dee" (Coryell) Plumer. He married Laura Plumer April 2, 2005. She survives.
In addition to his parents and wife, survivors include children Matthew (Malinda) Plumer, Erin (Benji) Reinhart, and Chase Plumer (fiance Kelli Tormoehlen); grandchildren, Laney and Max Reinhart; sisters, Belinda Hays and Betty Jane (Tom) Clark; and brother Todd (Nan) Plumer.
Mr. Plumer was preceded in death by grandparents, Williard and Eva Coryell and Henry and Emma Plumer.
The family requests memorials to Nehemiah Vision Ministries, Jackson County Rodeo, Inc., or the Gary Plumer Agriculture Scholarship.