Gary D. Nottingham, 89, of Mesa, Arizona, went to be with the Lord on April 8th, 2022, at home surrounded by family. Gary was born November 16th, 1932 to John Robert and Mary (Howell) Nottingham. He grew up in Ponca City and Stillwater, Oklahoma. At the age of 17 he joined the US Air Force serving as a Med Tech. He served both in country and overseas. Gary was united in marriage to Frieda Neihart on August 1st, 1952. They had four children, Mike, Earl Wayne, Theresa, and Dan. While serving, Gary won a special award for designing and helping build a transportable mobile disaster unit for emergency first aid services for the 4500th USAF hospital while stationed at Langley AFB, Virginia. Gary retired after 20 years of service with an honorable discharge.
After retirement, he invested in two Western Auto Stores. He then went on to PA school at WSU in Wichita, KS, graduating in 1976. He worked for Dr. Meece and Dr. Fetzer in Woodward, OK. Gary retired again to Klamath River, California, where he built his log home with wife Frieda. He later moved back to his birthplace, Kaw City, Oklahoma. He lived the rest of his life in Mesa, AZ.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary, infant son Earl Wayne, and brothers Bobby, Wayne, Jack, and Donald. Gary is survived by his wife Frieda, sons Mike and wife Sandy, Dan and wife Lori, daughter Theresa, brother Bud and wife Judy, sister Dorothy Morgan, along with lots of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, at 10 a.m. at Round Grove Cemetery in Ponca City. Services are under the care of Grace Memorial Chapel. Online guest registry is available at www.gracememorialchapel.net.