Gary E. Alsbury Sr. of Miami, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at his home. He was 69.

Mr. Alsbury was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Douthat, Okla., to Noel Alsbury and Ella (Marsh) Alsbury. He lived in the Miami area most of his life.

He was retired from the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Assembly of God faith.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Alsbury of the home; one son, Gary Alsbury Jr. and his wife Rhonda of Horn Lake, Miss.; two daughters, Shari Clapp of Miami, Okla., and Andra Alsbury of Fayetteville, Ark.; his mother, Ella Alsbury of Miami, Okla.; three brothers, Ferrell Alsbury and wife Jacqueline of Joplin, Mo., Doyle Alsbury and wife Gloria of Quapaw, Okla., and Darrell Alsbury and wife Edna of Hulbert, Okla., seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were 10 a.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. The Rev. Danny Burleson officiated. Burial was in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla.

Military honors were conducted by Fort Sills Honor Guard of Lawton, Okla.

Pallbearers were Brandon Clapp, Bradley Clapp, Gary Alsbury III, Brant Clapp, Aaron Romine and Alan Mowry.

Services were under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Okla.