Gary Dean Nave

October 06, 2020

Gary Dean Nave, 84, of Benton passed away Sunday morning July 5, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Gary was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma on April 26, 1936, the son of Carl & Edna (Suenram) Nave.

Mr. Nave married Patricia Unger at St. Adrian's Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1956.

Gary was a huge Hunter & Fisherman. He loved being in his boat. Gary was a pround Veteran of the United States Army.

Mr. Nave is survived by his: wife of 63 years: Patricia Nave of Benton. Children:Monica Ryan of Chicago, Michelle Caffero of Chicago, Mary Nave-Wurtz & husband Brian of Highland Park, IL and John Ryan. Grandchildren: Elizabeth Ryan, Joe Ryan, Matt Ryan, Nicole (Caffero)Garcia and husband Leroy, Rene Caffero, Sophia Nave-Quartararo. One great grandchild: Angelina Del-Cid.

Mr. Nave was preceded in death by a Son-James Dean Nave, brother Don Nave and by his parents.

A Private Memorial service for the immediate family will be held.

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, July 18th at 311 South Pope Street in Benton.

Graveside services will be held at the Blackwell Cemetery on October 13th at 11:00 a.m.officiated by Father Bathini Balaswamy.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital or to The Wounded Warrior Project.