Gary Lee Sherman passed away at the age of 72 at his home in Ada, Michigan. Gary was born February 9, 1947 in Lowell, Michigan, and graduated from Lowell High School, where he found his love of basketball. He settled in Ada and began a long career in the meat industry, working his way from his first job as a bag boy – a humble start that he never forgot, despite eventually rising to become a meat merchandising director. Gary was active in not only local basketball leagues and Gus Macker, but also the outdoors. His love of wildlife, fishing, hunting, and meandering “Sunday drives” was reflective of his curious nature. Every dog he ever met loved him. Gary was a kind and funny man with friends everywhere he went, and relationships that he maintained for years. His love for his wife, children, and family brought him the greatest joy in life, and he especially reveled in becoming “Papa” when his granddaughter was born. He worked hard for the good life he enjoyed and will be greatly missed for his sense of humor and unconditional love. Gary is survived by his wife, Anne daughter, Claudia; son, Matthew (Holly); granddaughter, Matilyn Jean; siblings, Cheryl (Ron) Loughner, Michelle Piercefield, Mike Sherman, and Scott Sherman; as well as many beloved nephews, nieces, in-laws, cousins, and best friends Craig and Mary Wittenbach. Visitation will be held 6-8pm Thursday, November 7, with a second visitation from 12-1pm on Friday, November 8, with funeral services to follow, both at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. In lieu of flowers, please celebrate Gary’s memory with a donation to the Humane Society of Kent County, 3077 Wilson NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.