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  • Gary Piper Author of Glory Seeds

    June 15th, 1946 to April 26th, 2018
    Gary Gene Piper, 71, of Fort Gratiot, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

    He was born June 15, 1946 in Yale to the late Harley and Dorothy Piper. He married Patricia Booth on March 9, 1968 in Fort Gratiot.

    Mr. Piper was employed with Mueller Brass Company for nearly 42 years. He was an evangelist with the Community of Christ Richmond Congregation and the author and creator of Glory Seeds Devotionals. Gary served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member of V.F.W. Charles Schoor Post #796. He was a former member of the Fort Gratiot Township Fire Department and was named Fireman of the Year in 1976.

    He is survived by his wife, Patti; two sons, Troy (Patricia) Piper and Aaron Piper; two grandchildren, Ethan Fike and Dylan Piper; two great grandchildren, Colton and Oliver Fike; four siblings, Alan (Susan) Piper, Diane Brown, Randy Piper and Billy D. Piper (Barbara Atkins); a brother-in-law, Robert M. (Susan) Lambert; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two nieces, Jodi Piper and Cara Lambert.

    Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Wadhams Grove Community of Christ. Garyís son, Pastor Troy Piper, will officiate.

    Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Navy and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Community of Christ, Richmond, or V.F.W. Charles Schoor Post #796. To send condolences, visit

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    • #3

      If someone could pass this on to DDW, I think she'd appreciate it.
      Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. Ė St. John Chrysostom

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        Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post

        If someone could pass this on to DDW, I think she'd appreciate it.
        I sent her a message on FB.
        That's what
        - She

        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
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        - Stephen R. Donaldson


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          • #6
            Rest in Peace Gary!
            "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

            "... there are two parties in Washington, the stupid party and the evil party, who occasionally get together and do something both stupid and evil, and this is called bipartisanship." - Everett Dirksen


            • #7
              Last Glory Seed


              Friends are Friendís Forever
              If the Lordís the Lord of them
              And a friend will not say never
              ĎCause the welcome will not end
              Though itís hard to let you go
              In the Fatherís hands we know
              That a lifetimeís not too long to live as friends.

              Brotherís and Sisterís,
              I am writing you to thank you for the journey we have shared together for so many years, we have walked a path together that has had many twists and turns. When I sat down many years ago to begin this journey I never dreamed that my life would be touched as much as it has been, never dreamed that Glory Seeds would become what it is. Your presence in my life has brought great joy to me as I have journeyed my path through the many challenges, it has been through your presence and prayer that I have overcome those obstacles and have been victorious.

              It is with both joy and sorrow that I am coming to you today, our journey has come to an end and now we must part. We have come to the point in our journey that brings us to a fork in the path, I have to take the path that God has laid out for me and you must continue on your path. While I may not be with you physically, I will always be with you. In the sweet and sacred place that is within each and every one of us we will still be together. When we started this journey together it was my dream that we could deepen our walk with God together, that we could learn from each other. Today my challenge to you is that you not let the work end here, this family we have built together is just the beginning of a work that is greater than you or I. Pick up the torch and continue the race, we are a blessed people and need to be a blessing to others. We are blessed to be a blessing, it is our calling to go forth and fulfill that calling. My mission for you is to go forth and bless!

              The time has come for us to part ways, however, this is not good bye! I leave you with these parting words by M. Dixson, As I travel down the paths of life, I long for the journeyís end for my destination is with my savior resting in the arms of my best friend.

              Written by Troy Piper for his Dad.


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