Gale Lynn Carrick, age 52, of Vestaburg, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, August 19, 2015 at his home. Gale was born August 20, 1962 the son of Gerald and Charlene (Priest) Carrick. Gale was united in marriage to the former Shannon Shepard on March 6, 2004 in Vestaburg, MI. Gale has been a Fireman for Richland Township Fire Department for several years. He was a devoted Christian and faithful member of the Pine River Church of God. Gale always lent a helping hand to his friends and neighbors; he was always helping people with lawn care and snow removal. He enjoyed the outdoors; especially hunting and fishing. Gale was a loving and devoted husband and father; he will be dearly missed.

            Gale is survived by his loving wife, Shannon, his children; Justin, Jerred and Brogen Carrick and his brothers and sisters; Elwin, Ken, Margaret, Karen and Dennis. Gale was preceded in death by his parents.

            Funeral services for Gale will take place Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Pine River Church of God, 9970 N. Crystal Rd., Vestaburg, MI 48891 with Pastor Roger Day to officiate. Visitation will also take place Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Burial will take place in Richland Township Cemetery with a presentation done by the Richland Township Fire Department Honor Guard. Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider the “Wishes of the Carrick Family”. To share an online condolence please leave a comment below. 





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  • Firefighter Todd (Friday, August 21 15 08:41 am EDT)


    You have been faithful to your community, Fire department, family and you have been faithful to God. Though you were taken from us to soon. Your reward in Heaven awaits you.

    We'll see you on the top floor. We have the watch brother.

  • Fred and Jan Vaughn (Friday, August 21 15 04:11 pm EDT)

    Gale will be so deeply missed, may God bless you with your precious memories to help you through this hard time of grief. We love you and your family.

  • Ronda DeGroft (Friday, August 21 15 05:08 pm EDT)

    I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  • stacey johnson (Friday, August 21 15 05:15 pm EDT)

    I send prayers and condolences to Gayle s wife and children. I am tom and jeanice johnsons daughter, My brother and I were his third cousins.

  • Vanessa Vincent-Skirvin (Friday, August 21 15 05:16 pm EDT)

    Words cannot express my deepest sympathies for this family. Gale was such an amazing man and will truly be missed by every single person who had the privilege to meet him.

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