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  • Retired FST Gary V. Rinker
    Updated On: Aug 08, 2008
    Gary Rinker  

    As the family of Gary V. Rinker stood by his side, they witnessed the transition from Earth to Heaven; peaceful and full of God's grace leading the way for the rest of us to follow. At the age of 63, he begins a new life. The legacy of love he leaves behind includes his wife of 42 years, his sons and daughters-in-law Gary and Priscilla, Rusty and Lulu, daughter and son-in-law Judith and Paul McFarland, brother Berland, daughter-in-love Monica, grandchildren Christian, Caleb, Sunshine due on 9-23-2008, Xavier, Gloria, Vanessa, Aaron, Mathew, Amber, Brittany, Ariel, great grandchildren Dominic, Jaylin and Syriana. His community involvement included attending and serving at First Assembly of God as board member, Sunday School Teacher, Men's Ministry leader, Royal Ranger leader. He participated as a Gideon and was involved in the Eastwood Optimist Club coaching boys and girls sports. He attended Austin High School. He was a firefighter and retired from the El Paso Fire Department in 1990. He served in the US Navy. Viewing will be Monday, April 7, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home at 1755 N. Zaragosa. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 12 noon at First Assembly of God Church 3928 Montana. Graveside Service will be at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. His life celebration will directly follow at First Assembly of God at about 3:00 p.m. His final wish was that we all meet him in Heaven. In lieu of flowers we request donations be made to Royal Rangers at First Assembly of God, Gideons, Church on the Street or Teen Challenge.

    Published in the El Paso Times from 4/6/2008 - 4/8/2008.
    The family of Gary V. Rinker is grateful for the support of Local 51, the El Paso Fire Department, and the Retired Firefighters Association during our time of need. Your prayers, thoughts and love comforted us as we witnessed my dad pass on into Heaven.
    Thank You All,

         Russell Rinker P26C


    Retired Fst Gary Rinker passed away on Saturday 
    after his battle with cancer.
      Our prayers and wishes are with 
    him, his son; Lt Rusty Rinker and his family.
    God Bless You 


    Your kindness and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated.

    Gary loved to share his many wonderful memories about his experiences with you all.

    Thank You,

    Judith McFarland, Gary (Jr.), Russell and Judy Rinker

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