A funeral service for Gary L. Bachelor, 64, of Hebron, will be held Friday, July 22, 2011, at 10: 30 a. m. in the Newark Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Mr. Bachelor died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the Arlington Care Center. He was born April 19, 1947, in Zanesville, to the late Clair Wesley and Miriam Ila (Soliday) Bachelor. Mr. Bachelor was a graduate of Zanesville High School. He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Bachelor retired as a supervisor at AEP in June 2006 with 37 years of service. He was a member of Heath Crusaders Lodge # 720 F & AM and St. Leonard’s Catholic Church.
He enjoyed working in the electrical trade at work and also in his spare time. He was an accomplished woodworker. His favorite past times were boating and golfing, but he had a love for Corvettes.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl L. (Bowman) Bachelor; sons, Jeffrey A. (Jennifer) Bachelor of Newark, Joseph A. (Kelly) Bachelor of Newark, and Eric J. Bachelor of the home; daughter, Sarah E. Bachelor of the home; five grandchildren, Brayden, Britton, Darren, Rinoa, and Muriel; brothers, David (Judy) Bachelor of Texas, John (Cathy) Bachelor of Minnesota, and Steve (Amy) Bachelor of Georgia; his first wife, Lisa (Rob) Sidle of Newark; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Bachelor in February 2005.
Calling hours will be observed Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted at 5:45 p.m. Thursday evening.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the staffs of Arlington Care Center and Hospice of Central Ohio for their excellent care. The family requests memorial contributions to the Hospice Foundation of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058- 0430.