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4/10/2017 5:07:00 PM
Gary Joseph Stager Jr.
September 17, 1990 - April 9, 2017

MAIDEN, N.C. - Gary Joseph Stager Jr., 26, of Maiden passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at CMC - Charlotte.

Born September 17, 1990 he was the son of the Gary Stager Sr. of Maiden, and Melody Stager and Tommy Houser of Concord. Gary Joseph Stager Jr. loved to fish! He loved being outdoors! He enjoyed cooking, loved to hunt with a bow and loved children! He was the most compassionate and loving person you'll ever meet! Forever in our Hearts!

In addition to his parents a sister Allison Stager and husband Colin Fields of Maiden; a brother Larry Stager of Maiden; his grandparents Melvin and Alice Peterson of Lincolnton, Nana Conklin of Maiden; and his girlfriend Jennifer Punch of Lincolnton survive him.

The funeral will be Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. with Tim Jones officiating in the Chapel of Jenkins Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the Celebration Center of Jenkins Funeral Home.

Please sign the online guestbook at

Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Stager family.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Article comment by: Heather Setzer

I met Junior back in 2012 and was going thru a hard time. He always kept a smile on my face when he was around. I went with him when he got the dream catcher tattoo on his ribs and I kept picking on him asking if he was gonna cry and we just laughed and laughed. We first bonded over our same taste in music. (Icp) and instantly were bonded from just that. He had a great head on his shoulders and was so much fun to be around. One time he saved my # as my nickname then called me a while later and was talking to me like I was a tattoo shop. It was HILARIOUS! Although I didnt get to know him as well as others. He held a special place in my heart and always will. I was so sad to hear of his passing and I sebd my love and prayers to his family and loved ones. Keep it real in Shagri La my homie!!

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