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6/8/2022 8:02:00 PM
Gary Kenneth Propst
November 2, 1941 - May 31, 2022

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Gary Kenneth Propst, 80, of Lincolnton, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at his residence.

He was born November 2, 1941 in Caldwell County to the late Olin Propst and Donna Bryant Propst.

Gary was a retired United States Army veteran and was self-employed as a painter. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, gardening, talking to people and getting to know their stories, and loved to laugh and joke. Gary thrived on all children getting an education.

Those left to cherish his memory is his son Gary Kenneth Propst II of Costa Rica; daughters Donna Propst of Conover, Tracy Propst of Greensboro, Amanda Henderson of Greensboro; sister Gail Parker of Maiden; significant other Nancy Cope of Lincolnton; grandchildren Gary Propst III, Garret Roth, and Brittany Frederick; great-grandchildren Mason Roth, Adeline Roth, and Trinity Frederick.

A memorial service to celebrate Gary’s life with military honors will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton. Adrian Parker, Donna Propst, and Garret Roth will speak. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service. The family requests that those in attendance wear red, white or blue.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Dr., Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Condolences may be sent to the Propst family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Propst family.

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