Gary Lee Sullenberger

October 13, 1959 - January 10, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce our beloved father, husband, brother, son and friend Gary passed away on January 10th, 2021.  

Gary was born on October 13th, 1959 in Orlando Florida to his parents Betty and Jack. Gary was the oldest of their three children. Then 38 years later Gary met the love of his life Viki they soon had their son Ike. Gary was excited to have a son, he was the joy of his life.  Gary enjoyed golfing, gardening and really took pride in his work he did, spending time with his friends, watching football and having a beer at the bar. Gary was an excellent cook, he was able to whip anything up. Gary met his best friend Carl 50 years ago he was like a brother to him.  

Here are some words from Carl: Gary is very much who I am. Gary you have been with me for 50 years, that is so rare. You always made me laugh so hard that chocolate milk came out of my nose. Gary and I had did so many crazy things like shooting arrows at each other, sliding down the gravel hill on a Volkswagen hood. We would also listen to Led Zeppelin and bob our heads like a couple of dashboard dogs. Gary has always been a great friend and has always been there for me.  I'm going to miss him so much, my grief will never go away he is half my soul.  

Gary is preceded in death by his father Jack. And is survived by his mother Betty, wife Viki, & children Ike (Ivy), Kristy (Jeremy), Katie (Anthony), brother Kevin (Linda), Sister Andee (Ken), best friend’s Carl (Nancy), Eric, & Kirk. And many nieces, nephews, and friends.  
A viewing will be Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. To ensure compliance with current social distancing guidelines, we kindly ask that you call the funeral parlor at (801) 474-9119 to make a reservation between the hours of 10AM and 4PM Monday through Saturday. The courtesy of wearing a mask to services is required.