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Gary Lynn Firestone

FRONT ROYAL, VA - Gary Lynn Firestone, 67, of Front Royal, VA, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 6, 2017 at John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.

He lived in Front Royal, VA, but had been in and out of hospitals for two years. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was born in Lincoln, NE and moved to Fountain as a small child. He attended schools in Bay County. He served in the United States Army Cavalry during the Vietnam War where he was wounded and was awarded a purple heart for valor. He also received an award for expert marksmanship while stationed at Fort Riley, KS. He was employed with the Smithsonian Institute Catalog Division in Springfield, VA for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry John Firestone and Bette Lee Firestone; and a brother, Harry Bruce Firestone.

Survivors include his dear friend and partner for 22 years, Carol Deptula; his daughter, Gracy Jacobs and Benny; a granddaughter, McKenzie; his sisters, Carolyn Carmony and Doug of New Tazewell, TN and Nancy Kent of Alford; his brother, Frank Firestone of Fountain; the mother of his daughter, Sibil Varnum Firestone; many nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Friday, May 19 at 2 p.m. CT at Fountain Cemetery in Fountain.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. You may offer the family condolences online at

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May 17th, 2017



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