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home : obituaries : obituaries September 27, 2022

7/16/2022 8:23:00 PM
Gary Dean Stilwell
September 12, 1954 - July 16, 2022

HICKORY, N.C. - Gary Dean Stilwell, 67, of Hickory passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at his residence.

He was born September 12, 1954 in Catawba County to the late Harold Stilwell and to Josephine Gilbert Stilwell of Hildebran. Gary enjoyed motorcycles, working on vehicles, watching wrestling and eating chocolate cake.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Doug Stilwell.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife Bobbie Williams Stilwell of the home; daughter Kim Carswell and husband Cliff of Virginia; mother Josephine Gilbert Stilwell of Hildebran; brother Greg Stilwell and wife Mary of Hickory; sister Joann Heskett and husband Buster of Granite Falls; grandchildren Coty Stilwell, Tiffany (Dexter) Carswell, and Hailey Carswell; and great-grandchild Arya Jade.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, July 18, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658

Condolences may be sent to the Stilwell family at

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

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