Gary L. Sidebotham

October 12, 1935 ~ February 28, 2021 (age 85)


Gary L. Sidebotham, 85 of London, Ohio passed away February 28, 2021, after a short battle with Leukemia. He was born on October 12, 1935, in Kenton, Ohio. Gary was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Athalyne Sidey (Sidebotham). Survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 48 years, Barbara (Bell) Sidebotham; children Ronald (Cottie) Sidebotham, Lori Graves and Julie Neal all of Maine, Debbie (Joe) Clem of Sunbury, OH and Tamie Curry of Columbus, OH, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, sister Patricia Goeller of Bradenton, FL and many other relatives and dear friends. Gary served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired from the Columbus Division of Fire. He enjoyed good health in his 27 years of retirement. He loved his family and friends, his extensive music and movies collection, and traveling. Gary embraced his wife’s sorority, Phi Beta Psi, which raises money for Cancer Research. He attended 45 Phi Beta Psi national conventions across the U.S and also was a dedicated volunteer at Madison Health Hospital in London, OH. Gary never knew a stranger and the sound of his laughter was infectious. Arrangements are being handled by Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, London, OH. Graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phi Beta Psi, c/o Tamie Curry, Chapter Secretary, PO Box 340712, Columbus, OH 43234-0712.

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